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The Italian Navy FREMM (European Multi-Mission Frigate) Carabiniere will visit Doha from 27th April until 1st May 2017.

After the port visits in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malesia, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain ITS Carabiniere will move to Qatar.

On Sunday 30th April 2017, at 10am local time, the Commanding Officer of ITS Carabiniere, Commander Francesco Pagnotta, together with Ambassador Salzano will hold a press conference on board talking about the ship and her South-East Asia and Australia naval campaign.

ITS Carabiniere is an anti-submarine warship that has been delivered to the Italian Navy in April 2015, as the fourth FREMM of ten to be commissioned. ITS Carabiniere is fitted with a latest generation platform and combat systems based on state-of-the-art military and civil standards.

ITS Carabiniere’s deployment is aimed to strengthen the on-going cooperation activities with some transregional allies and develop relations with potential partners. Main themes of the naval campaign is thus maritime safety and surveillance, cooperation strengthening and naval diplomacy.

The South-East Asia and Australia naval campaign, started from Italy last 20th December, reflects an international vision that converges and outlines this century as the “blue one”. The “blue growth” is considered a key factor for sustainable development of the Countries where the sea is a key resource for growth, employment and scientific and technological advance.
The deployment has been organised with the support of Fincantieri (lead sponsor), Leonardo, MBDA Italia, Elettronica, Telespazio and Drass.