ITS Andrea Doria
ITS Andrea Doria is one of two Italian ships of the Horizon Class. In the year 2000, French and Italian Defence Ministries signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of the ‘Horizon’ Class. ITS Andrea Doria was build by Fincantieri in Riva Trigoso and commissioned on 22 Dec 2008 to the Italian Navy.
Displacing 6,741 tonnes, the ITS Andrea Doria is 152.9 meters long and with its 2 gas- and 2 diesel turbines, she reaches up to 29 knots top speed.
Build for the purpose of anti-aircraft warfare, the Italian multirole destroyer carries a principal anti-air missile system (PAAMS) as well as torpedo and artillery armament and includes also the capability to embark one Agusta/Westland EH 101 Merlin medium lift helicopter or one NH-90 multi-role military helicopter.
ITS Andrea Doria is going to be the flagship for a period of 6 months.
The ESPS Rayo was built in Spain for the Spanish Navy as one of four modular Offshore Patrol Vessels (Meteoro class). The Meteoro class of ships were designed with a modular design to allow them to be adapted to conduct a wide range of tasks.
Rayo is a modern multi-purpose Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) capable of accomplishing a wide spectrum of missions. Commissioned to the Spanish Navy in May 2012, she has a displacement of 2500 tons, is 95 meters long and for this mission has 83 crew members on board. With 2 Diesel engines, ESPS Rayo is capable of speeds up to 20.5 knots.
The German frigate FGS Lübeck was developed and build by “Thyssen Nordseewerke” and “Bremer Vulkanin” in Emden and was commissioned in 19th March 1990. It is the 8th and last ship of the German Bremen Class.
This frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Sea Lynx MK 88. Displacing 3,739 tonnes, she is 130 meters long and is capable of a top speed of 30 knots.