The German frigate FGS Bayern was developed and build by “Thyssen Nordseewerke” in Emden and was commissioned in 15th June 1996.
This frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Westland Super Lynx Mk.88A helicopters. Displacing 5,400 tonnes (full load), she is 139 meters long and is capable of a top speed of 29 knots.
ESPS Tornado (P-44) is the fourth of four (2 under construction) Spanish Meteoro -class offshore patrol vessels. It was built by Navantia, Spain, and commissioned into the Spanish Navy in 2012.
It has a displacement of 2,670 tonnes, is 93.9 meters long, the top speed is 20.5 knots and has capacity for a helicopter. The ship has a complement of more than 50 personnel.
ESPS Tornado last took part in EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta in 2013-2014.
ITS Euro is the sixth of the eight frigates Maestrale class, which are named after main winds blowing across the Mediterranean Sea: EURO is a wind that blows from the east at dawn, is relatively moderate and is moving from the African coast until it reaches the Ionian coast, bringing warm air.
Launched April 25 1983, his assignment port is Taranto.
Designed with specific arrangements for anti submarine warfare, ITS Euro also showed remarkable flexibility of use over the years in a variety of missions.