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  • IT Maestrale class

    IT Lupo class


    Frigate Maestrale class


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    3100full load (tn)
    122.70length (m)
    12.90beam (m)
    4.20draught (m)
    6000range (nm)
    33max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel - Grandi Motori Trieste BL-230-20-DVM
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    1Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
    1Missile Launcher 8-cell Albatros
    4Missile Launcher OTOMAT Mk2 SSM launcher
    1Naval Gun Otobreda 127 mm
    2Naval Gun twin 40 mm
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm


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    IT Italian Navy Agusta AB212 22

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    IT Cantiere navale del Muggiano, Lerici - Lerici1
    IT Fincantieri Riva Trigoso - Sestri Levante7

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    ITItalian NavyF 570MaestraleIAME1982--
    ITItalian NavyF 571GrecaleIAGR1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 572LibeccioIALI1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 573SciroccoIASC1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 574AliseoIALS1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 575EuroIAEU1984--
    ITItalian NavyF 576EsperoIAES - F5761985--
    ITItalian NavyF 577ZeffiroIAEF1985--

    8 units


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    1978-mar-8Laid downIT F 570 Maestrale
    1979-mar-21Laid downIT F 571 Grecale
    1979-aug-1Laid downIT F 572 Libeccio
    1980-feb-26Laid downIT F 573 Scirocco
    1980-feb-26Laid downIT F 574 Aliseo
    1981-feb-2LaunchedIT F 570 Maestrale
    1981-apr-15Laid downIT F 575 Euro
    1981-sep-7LaunchedIT F 572 Libeccio
    1981-sep-12LaunchedIT F 571 Grecale
    1982-mar-7CommissionedIT F 570 Maestrale
    1982-apr-17LaunchedIT F 573 Scirocco
    1982-aug-1Laid downIT F 576 Espero
    1982-oct-29LaunchedIT F 574 Aliseo
    1983-feb-5CommissionedIT F 571 Grecale
    1983-feb-5CommissionedIT F 572 Libeccio
    1983-mar-15Laid downIT F 577 Zeffiro
    1983-mar-25LaunchedIT F 575 Euro
    1983-sep-20CommissionedIT F 573 Scirocco
    1983-sep-20CommissionedIT F 574 Aliseo
    1983-nov-19LaunchedIT F 576 Espero
    1984-apr-7CommissionedIT F 575 Euro
    1984-may-4CommissionedIT F 576 Espero
    1984-may-19LaunchedIT F 577 Zeffiro
    1985-may-4CommissionedIT F 577 Zeffiro
    1990-julDeploymentIT F 570 Maestrale Deck operating trials by PP2
    1992-dec-23DeploymentIT F 571 Grecale Operation Restore Hope
    1993-feb-8DeploymentIT F 576 Espero participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea and seized the Maltese registered freighter mv Dimitrakis, which was carrying a cargo of coal, in contravention of the UN blockade.
    1994-mar-11DeploymentIT F 577 Zeffiro Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea and intercepted the Maltese registered freighter mv Jadran Express, which was carrying Soviet made arms, in contravention of the UN blockade and eventually escorted to Sardinia.
    1996-junDeploymentIT F 572 Libeccio Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea.
    1998-apr-4Port VisitIT F 574 Aliseo Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked AB212 MM80953 : MM81090
    1999-marAircraftIT F 575 Euro on board AB212 MM81098, MM81176
    2011-mar-26DeploymentIT F 572 Libeccio Operation Unified Protector with 2 AB 212
    2013-jun-6DeploymentIT F 577 Zeffiro Operation Atalanta
    2015-apr-2Port VisitIT F 575 Euro Flagship of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2, visited Falmouth Docks for 5 days.
    2015-apr-11DeploymentIT F 575 Euro Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
    2015-oct-3DeploymentIT F 577 Zeffiro Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2015-novDeploymentIT F 572 Libeccio Combined Task Force 150 off Somalia for operation Atalanta with AB212ASW
    2016-mar-30Port VisitIT F 574 Aliseo picture at Port of Augusta with AB212
    2017-sep-8DecommissionedIT F 574 Aliseo
    2018-feb-24DeploymentIT F 576 Espero off Crete for Operation Mare Sicuro

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