Italian Navy: tomorrow "Carlo Bergamini" frigate's launch, which can take helicopters on board
Rome, Italy - Two NH-90 or one of them and a EH-101
(WAPA) - Tomorrow, on Saturday, July 16, at the Fincantieri shipyards in Riva Trigoso (Genoa), will take place the ceremony of launch of the first multi-role frigate "Carlo Bergamini" (F590). The event was attended by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Biagio Abrate and Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Team Admiral Bruno Branciforte. The authorities will be received by Fincantieri CEO, Giuseppe Bono.
Sponsor of the launch will be Mrs Maria Bergamini Loedler, grandson of Admiral Carlo Bergamini.
The frigate "Carlo Bergamini", whose name recalls the famous admiral commander of battle Naval Forces, decorated with a purple heart to the memory, who sank with the battleship Roma on September 8, 1943, writing an indelible page in the history of the Navy.
The multipurpose unit is the first of Rinascimento program created by Italian-French international cooperation renamed FREMM, to replace frigates "Lupo", "Maestrale" class and the patrol team "Soldato" class.
Ship "Bergamini" provides a crew of 145 people, is 140.4 meters long and 19.7 meters wide and has a full load displacement of 6000 tons. Equipped with a hybrid propulsion system Codlag (Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas) type, it can reach a top speed of 27 knots. It also has modern detection and army systems, and high technological level, result of international collaboration which the Italian defense industry is part of: in particular, anti-aircraft missile system IT Saam with 16 cells for 15 Aster missiles and multifunctional Empar radar.
It can board 2 NH-90 helicopters or a single NH-90 and a EH-101 helicopter with a handling assisted system. (Avionews)