deployed units

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 RelámpagoSpain

Commissioned in 2012, ESPS Relampago is the third in the series of modern and multipurpose ocean patrol vessels (OPV) in the Spanish Navy. She is ninety five metres in length and has a displacement of 2,500 tones. She can accommodate a crew of eighty six and has sixteen marines and a SH 60B ‘Seahawk’ helicopter embarked.

The ESPS Relámpago 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 it to be adapted to conduct a wide range of tasks from a common base.

Displacing 2,840 tonnes, she is 93.9 meters long and with 2 MTU 16 V 1163 Diesel engines and a SIEMENS electric engine is capable of a top speed of about 20 knots.

This is the fourth time that ESPS Relampago has deployed with Operation Atalanta. She was previously deployed to the EU’s counter-piracy operation in 2017, 2014 & 2012.

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