EU Naval Force - Somalia
Operation ATALANTA


deployed assets

ITS Federico Martinengo

ITS Federico Martinengo is the seventh Unit of the FREMM Italo-French programme, and the third in GP (General Purpose) version.

Identified by the hull number F596, the unit was built in the Fincantieri shipyard in Riva Trigoso. Outfitting was then completed in Muggiano shipyard’s floating dock (La Spezia) and Launched on 4th March 2017.

This is the first unit of the Italian Navy to bear the name of Rear Admiral Federico Martinengo, the hero decorated with the gold medal for military value.

Thanks to her platform and combat system, the ship is suitable for multimission deployments and the flight deck is capable to embark 1 EH-101 and 1 SH-90 or 2 SH-90 ASW helicopters. :

Displacing 6,700 tons, it is 144 meters long and is capable of a top speed of more than 27 knots.

ESPS NavarraSpain

The ESPS Navarra was build by Ferrol Bazán, based on the design of the American Oliver Hazard Perry Class. Commissioned on 30 May 1994, the ESPS Navarra is the fifth of six units of the Santa-Maria frigate class.

Displacing 4,033 tonnes, the ESPS Navarra is 137.7 meters long and with its 2 gas turbines, performing 43,000 hp, she reaches up to 29 knots top speed.

The Spanish frigate is carrying a mix of physical and electronical countermeasures, including the capability to embark two Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawks.

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