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The ACV 1.1, an amphibious combat vehicle developed by Iveco and BAE Systems that has been awarded the contract for the United States Marine Corps.


The vehicle is an 8x8 wheeled vehicle with a top speed of 105 km/h on land and 10 on water.


The vehicle can be air transported by C130 or A400M airplanes.


The protection of the vehicle is the highest on it's class, with high hardness steel monocoque that ia able to protect the crew from the explosion of artillery shell, landmines, IED and small arms fire.


The vehicle is also protected with a NBC System and automatic fire suppression system.


The ACV1.1 can be fitted with remote weapons systems up to 40mm.


It can carry between 10 and 12 troops.


The US Marine Corps awarded the project a 400 million dollars contract for the first 4 years to build 30 vehicles with an option for 204 more units.


The Italian FPM units (force projection from the sea: San Marco, Lagunari & supports) has a long-term planning to buy 74 + 74 of these units.





 
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Hi everybody,


Here some info about the new UNPAV unit for the Italian Navy.


UNPAV stands for Multirole Really High Speed Naval Unit (Unità Navale Polifunzionale ad Altissima Velocità) and the class it’s named Angelo Cabrini.


Angelo Cabrini was an Admiral and part of the Incursori Commando team that sunk the York ship in 1941.


This class will be used as support for the Special Units both during training and during operations. It will be also used to control marittime traffic.


The ship has been built with composite material, it is 44 meters long and 8.4 meters wide with a top speed of over 30 knots.


The ship has a total displacement of 190 tons and it’s able to carry 1 RHIB.


The command bridge is ballistically protected and has a view of 360°.


The ship has been launched the 26th of may and it will be commissioned in April 2019.


The ship costed 40 million euro.





(All info are taken from RID July)


 
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This is the new LHD for the Italian Navy the San Giorgio class Amphibious Assault Ships, in which the ship will be named after Thaon Di Revel, an Italian Admiral during the 1st World War. it will feature a Kronos StarFire Radar and the Kronos L-BAND AESA Radar. It will also be equipped with a Leonardo Black Snake Torpedo protection system. The Armament will include a 16 cell Sylver A50 for ASTER-15 SAMs, 3 Leonardo 76mm Super Rapid Strales and 3 Oto Melara KBA 25mm naval guns. The Ship will either carry 12 AW101s or NH90s.
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The new Italian missiles systems.
The first missile we will take a look at is the CAMM-ER, this new missile is the future substitute of the airspace defence system Aspide
This system is the evolution of the CAMM and it features almost double the range with approximately 40 Km.
It will use the same RF (Radio Frequency) seeker but a completely new engine.
The missile will be launched for the first time in 2019.
The Marte MK2 it’s the newest system in the light anti-ship medium range missile category that has been devided in 2 different versions.
The MK2S entered service in 2006 as an helicopters launched missile from the AW101 and in 2012 from the NH90.
The MK2N is the version utilized from land based battery and also by naval assets.
The Marte MK2 is a fire and forget missile, with a top speed of Mach 0.8 and a range of 30km.
The missile is capable of performing evasive maneuvers and can be launched in salvos in order to saturate enemy defenses.
The flight profile is Sea skimming and has elevated ECCM (Electronic Counter Counter Measures) capabilities.
For the MK2S version has been suggested an integration on the light attack version of the M-346 aircraft.
A new version of the heavy anti-ship missile Teseo is in working and will be called MK2/E.
The new missile will offer almost double the range thanks to a new engine, bringing the max to 360km.
Thanks to a new RF seeker, the system will be more precise against sea threats and a different seeker will be installed to give the capabilities of attacking ground targets.
It will be possible to decide what effect the missile will have on the target modifying both the fragmentation and the detonation, this will be useful to avoid collateral damage against ground enemies.

 
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Hi everybody,
Today we will talk about some news of the Italian PPX program.
The PPX is a program started to create a new class of light fregates to field together with the PPA and FREMM Class ships.
The class will also be proposed on the market for export as a Fregate.
The total displacement should be of 3,500 tons, it will be a little bit larger in size than the Doha Class Corvettes (Qatar) that is already being built by Fincantieri.
Part of this class should be in a ASW configuration, the Italian Navy has chosen this type of arrangement in response to the rising number of active submarines around the world.
At the same time all of the ships will be armed with the anti air system MBDA CAMM ER in order to give to the ship also good airspace defence capabilities.
There is still no sure date for the start of the program, but it is plausible that it will start between the years 2020 and 2021.
(All of the news are taken from RID August 2018)
If you want to take a look also at the video, here there is the link


 
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Hi everybody, there are some news of the Centauro II, the Freccia EVO and the Ariete MLU.

Centauro II
The first prototype of the Centauro II is already completed and 7 more will be the pre series.
Other than the upgrade mentioned in my previous video, the remote HITROLE turret will be moved a little bit further to grant a better view for the tank commander.
After the testing and homologation, the series production will start for a total of 136 total units.

FRECCIA EVO
The FRECCIA EVO will use the new turbodiesel Vector V8 engine and completely new ballistic and anti-mine protection.
The turret will be also changed to accommodate the new 30 mm gun with external alimentation.
The gun will feature a new optic stabilization systems that should be the most advanced seen on an IFV till today.

ARIETE MLU
Unfortunately, for the Italian MBT, some rumors about the implementation of a new engine has been proved wrong.
Instead there is the possibility to upgrade the current one, the output probably will pass from 1.300 hp to around 1.450 hp.
A new system for the rotation of the turret will be introduced getting from an hydraulic to an electric system.
There will be also and upgrade for the fire control software. The new anti-mine protection is undergoing the testing to receive it’s homologation.

(All of the news are taken from RID August 2018)

 
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Hi everybody, here there is the current planning for the future of the Italian Navy by the year 2030.
These infos are taken by what has been said by the Capo di Stato Maggiore della Marina Militare (Navy Chief of staff) Valter Girardelli.

The navy will be composed by:
The Cavour Aircraft Carrier (30.000 t) that might undergo other modifications to extend the flight deck of 25 meters.
The LHD Trieste (34.000 t) that is currently under construction.
4 DDG that means 2 Horizon class (7,050 t) and 2 new DDGs, with AAW & ATBM capabilities, the rumors talk about a 10,000 t displacement.
10 FREMM Class fregates of which 4 ASW and 6 General Purpose
At least 7 PPAs of which 2 Full/ASW, 3 Light+ and 2 Light. Any of these ships, if needed, can be upgraded to full arrangement.
7/8 European Patrol Corvettes (ex PPX about 3.500 t) if the PPAs will stop at 7.
A smaller number will be financed if all 10 PPAs already authorized by the Parliament will be built.
3 LXD, rumors talk about at least 16.000 t, with the capability of carrying 700 troops, with 4 helicopters spots and wet dock for 4 LCM or 1 LCAC, in order to replace 3 LPD San Marco class.
3 LSS Vulcano class to replace Stromboli, Vesuvio and Etna.
8 subs, 4 U-212A, 2 U-212NFS that have just been financed and 2 more U-212NFS to replace the Sauro IV Class.
A new class of minehunters,between 8 and 10, with "long range missions" capabilities to replace 8 Gaeta class.
New Maritime Patrol Aircrafts for long range missions to field together with the 4 P72A.

 
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as far I know the Italians are more focused on the Centauro II because of the mountainous terrain Italy has, it is difficult for MBTs to move across.
as I also know the PPA's should also introduce BMD (Ballistic Missile Defence) Capabilities.
The Italians are starting to prove they are a very strong potent in the Mediterranean
 
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as far I know the Italians are more focused on the Centauro II because of the mountainous terrain Italy has, it is difficult for MBTs to move across.
as I also know the PPA's should also introduce BMD (Ballistic Missile Defence) Capabilities.
The Italians are starting to prove they are a very strong potent in the Mediterranean
Yeah, it’s true, as you can see by the number of MBT and other type of armored vehicles, the Italian Army doesn’t think that tanks would fit its need.

Yeah, the PPA Full should introduce ATBM capabilities and as stated before, rumors says the same about the future DDG class
 
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Here the new and old aerospace reconnaissance and patrol assets available to the Italian Armed Forces.
(only satellites and aircrafts)
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The OPTSAT 3000 is an Optical reconnaissance Satellite launched in 2017 and has an expected lifetime of 7 years and was built by Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%).
The COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin observation) it's composed COSMO 1 and 2 launched in 2007, COSMO 3 launched in 2008 and COSMO 4 launched 2010 with an expected lifetime of 5 years but at the beginning of 2018 the constellation was still operating at the quality requested.
The COSMO is a Radar reconnaissance class of satellites that was built by companies of the Finmeccanica group, such as Telespazio, responsible for the development of the ground segment and management in orbit, Galileo Avionica and Laben for the technologically advanced parts of the platform and radar.
The COSMO-SkyMed second generation is a constellation that for now is composed of 2 satellites, the first one launched in 2018 and the second one will be launched in 2019.
The COSMO-SkyMed second generation is a Radar reconnaissance class of satellites.
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The G-550 AEW is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) multi-band radar system developed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Its primary objective is to provide intelligence to maintain air superiority and conduct surveillance.
After Israel chose the Italian M-346 advanced trainer aircraft for the Israeli Air Force in 2012, Italy ordered two G550 AEW systems as an industrial offset. The first one was delivered in 2016.
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The P72A is a modified version of the ATR72 developed for the Italian Air Force to partially take the place of the dated Br1150 Atlantic and it's able to carry on surveillance and maritime patrol missions.
Recently the Italian Navy Chief of Staff stated that other long range ASW patrol aircrafts will be requested to field together with the P72A.

 
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