Rome (Italy) - February 26, 2021
Fincantieri, one of the world’s leading shipbuilding groups and reference operator in the naval shipbuilding industry, and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en matiere d’Armement, the international organization for joint armament cooperation) signed the contract for the construction of 2 new-generation submarines, according to the company's release.
Such contract, in which Fincantieri will act as prime contractor, envisages an option for 2 additional units and is part of the new U212NFS (Near Future Submarine) acquisition program of the Italian Navy. The total contract value for the first two vessels, including relevant logistics support, amounts to 1.35 billion euros.
With the first two deliveries scheduled for 2027 and 2029, the U212NFS program stems from the need to secure adequate underwater spatial surveillance and control capacity, considering the future complex scenarios of underwater operations and that the operational lifetime of the 4 “Sauro” class submarines, currently in service, is drawing near.
Meantime, italian society LEONARDO has anounced the sign of a contract with Fincantieri, of about 150 million euro, for the design and development of a new generation Combat Management System that would be installed on the new U212NFS Submarines. Leonardo will also deploy simulation and training equipments for the new C.M.S. that will be installed in the Italian Navy Submarines School (Taranto - Italy).
December 30, 2020
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December 11, 2020
After several years of studies and research, on december 11, 2020, the Italian MoD
formally announced a new full italian Programme called "U-212 NFS" (Near future Submarines)
for the construction of four more submarines for IT Navy.
This new boats will replace the
last four (old) Sauro Class boats still in service, in order to have a full Submarines fleet
made by eight U212 units (4 U212-A and 4 U212-NFS).
The new boats project, natural evolution of U212A class design, includes:
increase of cylindrical body lenght;
more efficent design of stern shape;
full electric mast movement system;
new ballast tanks emergency blowing system.
may 11, 2017 - Muggiano (SP)
ITS Romeo ROMEI has been delivered to the Italian Navy
july 6, 2016 - Muggiano (SP)
ITS Pietro VENUTI has been delivered to the Italian Navy
july 4, 2015 - Muggiano (SP)
ITS Romeo ROMEI has been launched
october 9, 2014 - Muggiano (SP)
ITS Pietro VENUTI has been launched
may 20-24, 2013 - Catania (Italy)
International Submariners Association annual meeting
june 30, 2010 - La Spezia
ITS Leonardo DA VINCI (Sauro class - 2^ series) has been retired.
april 2008 - Roma
Italian Navy has signed an order for two more U212A boats (2nd batch)
of the TODARO Class Submarines.
february 12, 2008 - Livorno
ITS SCIRE' got the combat flag.
february 19, 2007 - Muggiano (SP)
ITS SCIRE' has been delivered to the Italian Navy.
march 29, 2006 - Muggiano (SP)
ITS Salvatore TODARO has been delivered to the Italian Navy.
june 20-29, 2005 - Taranto (Italy)
"SORBET ROYAL 2005"
The most important NATO SMER (Submarines Escape and Rescue) exercise
took place in Italy with more than 25 partecipating nations.
april 29, 2005 - Taranto
Opening ceremony of the new Navy Subarines School, dedicated
to the Lt Commander Rio Corazzi (one of the firsts Italian Navy
Submarine School teacher, after WW2).
april 1st, 2005 - La Spezia
ITS Carlo FECIA DI COSSATO (Sauro class - 1st series) has been retired.
december 18, 2004 - Muggiano (SP)
Launch Ceremony of the ITS SCIRE', 2nd boat of the italian U212A class Submarines.
july 2004 - La Spezia
ITS Salvatore TODARO (1st U212A italian boat) has finished HAT (Harbour Acceptance Test)
and has stared the sea trials (SAT).
november 6, 2003 - Muggiano (SP)
Honored by the presence of the President of the Italian Republic (Carlo Azeglio CIAMPI)
the ITS Salvatore TODARO has been launched.
september 30, 2003 - La Spezia
After more than 25 years of active duty, the ITS Gugliemo MARCONI (Sauro class - 2nd series)
has been retired from service
Decomissioning ceremony photos
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