ERMO 16 was designed to evaluate the expeditionary capacity and function of the member states of the European Amphibious Initiative (signed in 2000). 4000 people, including VTOL aircraft and nearly 20 helicopters were under the command of the Italian Navy. Logistic support was provided from Cagliari in Sardinia.
|Aircraft Carrier V STOL||Cavour class||550 Conte di Cavour,|
|Guided-Missile Frigate||Santa Maria class||F-83 Numancia,|
|Assault Carrier||Mistral class||L9013 Mistral,|
|Assault Carrier||Buque de Proyeccion Estrategica||L-61 Juan Carlos I,|
|Landing Ship/Platform Dock||Rotterdam class||L800 Hr. Ms. Rotterdam,|