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.
Commissioned in 2012, ESPS Relámpago is the third in the series of modern and multipurpose ocean patrol vessels (OPV) in the Spanish Navy. She is 93.9 metres long and has a displacement of 2,500 tons. She has a combined diesel and electric propulsion system, with a maximum speed of 20 knots, and her range is 3500 NM at 15 knots. She can accommodate up to eighty six people.
For this deployment in Atalanta she has a maritime force protection team of eleven marines and an air wing to operate and maintain a SH 60B ‘Seahawk’ helicopter.
ESPS Relámpago may conduct a wide range of tasks with a reduced and professional crew, on the basis of efficiency and adaptability.
This is the fourth time that ESPS Relámpago is deployed in Operation Atalanta, as she previously was in 2012, 2014 and 2016.