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Italy increases the power of its fleet

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In response to the conflicts occurring in the Mediterranean and the buildup of the presence of the Russian Navy there, Italy will spend about € 5,4 billion in the coming years to develop its naval forces, according to News.


The aircraft carrier "Cavour" - the flagship of the Italian Navy

The Italian fleet will be replenished with another aircraft carrier, as well as the latest modular frigates.

“As a result of the implementation of an ambitious shipbuilding program, designed for a period up to 2026, the Navy of the republic will receive dozens of new military units that can compete with fleets European giants like Great Britain and France. Among the tasks of the renewed Italian fleet will be actions in areas of humanitarian disasters, the fight against terrorism and the containment of the growing Russian naval presence in the region, ”the newspaper writes with reference to the report of the Italian analytical center L'Osservatorio.

According to Italian media, “the grand build-up of naval power is partly the result of frauds by the fleet command, and personally Admiral Giuseppe De Georges, who motivated costly rearmament, including the rapid aggravation of the situation in the Mediterranean Sea.”

An admiral who was recently under investigation for a suspiciously luxurious lifestyle is also suspected of misleading the Italian parliament.

It is reported that he "managed to lobby for the construction of a whole fleet, supposedly intended for humanitarian operations, as part of a" humanitarian aircraft carrier "- a universal landing craft (up to 190 m long and displacement 20 thousand tons) and 10 patrol ships (132 m and 4500 t) ". However, after the signing of contracts, the admiral began to make changes to the technical design of the ships, taking advantage of the fact that the transaction has already been concluded, and it is not necessary to coordinate innovations.

Thus, the landing ship became a light aircraft carrier with the latest F-35B fighter jets, which will be larger and more powerful than the current flagship of the Conte Cavour aircraft carrier fleet, and the patrol ships turned out to be practically frigates (already 143 and 6200 and displacement) capable of modular design carry guided anti-ship missiles and a full-fledged air defense system, ”the article says.

Russian military expert Mikhail Barabanov noted that the current rearmament program of the Italian Navy is in fact the largest in the EU, if you do not take into account the UK, which is planning to build two full-fledged aircraft carriers. ”

According to him, "Italy seeks to play a central role in the efforts of NATO and the EU in the Mediterranean, which should enhance the prestige and importance of the country in these structures."
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 29 November 2016 09: 27
    +2
    Well, since there is nowhere to put money to build, just for what purpose.
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 29 November 2016 09: 34
      0
      Yes, even if they build a space shuttle), but the Admiral’s campaign will be removed) since it’s clearly sunk)
      1. The black
        The black 29 November 2016 09: 39
        +5
        It would be necessary for them to order the mistals from the custodians winked very reliable guys wassat
        1. cniza
          cniza 29 November 2016 09: 53
          +4
          Admiral secured his old age and build a fleet - maybe.
          1. bulvas
            bulvas 29 November 2016 10: 39
            +1
            Under the guise of a Russian threat, no one is against earning

            Why is Italians worse?
            Sit in debt, but aircraft carriers are building

            1. drunkram
              drunkram 29 November 2016 13: 39
              +2
              Che there debts, they do not even have money to operate
        2. 210ox
          210ox 29 November 2016 10: 07
          +3
          The Italians, by the way, are good shipbuilders. Here are just the warriors of them .. belay request
      2. Sterlya
        Sterlya 29 November 2016 11: 52
        +1
        yes at least that. Well, not Italian warriors. Gone are the days of Julius Caesar.
        The coolest thing about them. Italian mafia. Now, if you give them an aircraft carrier, they will do business what
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 29 November 2016 09: 37
      +3
      The genetics of the Roman empire is still apparently alive and doesn’t let anyone sleep in Italy.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 29 November 2016 11: 09
        +5
        and a fair wind in a hunchbacked back, even if the grandmothers have no fun, the navy of Italy has always been more alert than the army (I don’t remember that they would ever defeat anyone except the miserable armies of the African kings at the beginning of 2 mv), so let’s look at this construction site, maybe then they will insidiously use this fleet to reflect the waves of migrants from BV and Africa))
    3. RASKAT
      RASKAT 29 November 2016 10: 04
      +1
      Yes, Italy is a great sea power. And whose planes will be on this ship? Not really Italian? lol From this I understand sovereignty so sovereignty.
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 29 November 2016 10: 28
        0
        Quote: RASKAT
        Not really Italian?

        Well, the Italian Navy, they will definitely belong. Our MiG-29s are on Indian aircraft carriers, so do doubts about sovereignty remain?
        1. RASKAT
          RASKAT 29 November 2016 10: 55
          0
          Unlike the United States, we do not demand anything from our allies in exchange, moreover, in an ultimatum tone. Look at what the president says. How the USA communicates with its allies. Very informative.
          1. Sterlya
            Sterlya 29 November 2016 12: 12
            0
            Quote: RASKAT
            Unlike the United States, we do not demand anything from our allies in exchange, moreover, in an ultimatum tone. Look at what the president says. How the USA communicates with its allies. Very informative.

            I looked through it. And he is not as simple as it seemed at the beginning.
      2. Bobik012
        Bobik012 24 May 2017 00: 03
        0
        English planes. Moreover, very used. Although it is possible and F-35 in one of the versions will be able to accept
    4. Finches
      Finches 29 November 2016 10: 30
      +2
      Yes, all this is similar to populism and, in my opinion, the statement is designed for Trump - they say you say we don’t invest much on the maintenance of NATO, but look how much we are willing to spend on a marine super-wunderwafel ... laughing

      The local economy is eating up the last pasta, and they are going to build a fleet - it's all PR!
      1. Diana Ilyina
        Diana Ilyina 29 November 2016 10: 46
        +9
        Zyablitsov Today, 10: 30 ↑ New
        The local economy is eating up the last pasta, and they are going to build a fleet - it's all PR!
        I, too, somehow don’t understand how the extra money came from pasta ?! There, with the economy recently, it has been full of seams, fermentation has been taking place inside Italy, and the north will break away. They need to think about it, and they decided to join the sea race. No need to arm yourself, of course, but Italy is not a country that can seriously decide something militarily.
    5. Outlaw
      Outlaw 29 November 2016 10: 43
      +3
      How many stupid questions. You may ask why do you need an army, why do you need a fleet?
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 November 2016 09: 33
    +1
    And who is going to attack these? Again Russia?
  3. Holoy
    Holoy 29 November 2016 09: 43
    0
    Is Italy in the fleet? It's funny ...
    1. gispanec
      gispanec 29 November 2016 09: 55
      +3
      Quote: Holoy
      Is Italy in the fleet? It's funny ...

      laughing it’s possible to laugh at you ... Italy is doing the right thing ... if there is a threat, then from the Mediterranean side some bearded refugees alone are rushing .... and the fleet of pasta has always been in order ....
      1. Holoy
        Holoy 29 November 2016 10: 42
        0
        Before getting smart, study the Mat part ... it's about the order ...
        1. gispanec
          gispanec 29 November 2016 10: 49
          0
          Quote: Holoy
          Before getting smart, study the Mat part ... it's about order.

          I am addressing this question to you
      2. KaPToC
        KaPToC 29 November 2016 13: 04
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        Quote: gispanec
        Italy is doing the right thing ...

        Wrong, it will be right -
        Italy WANTS to do the right thing.
    2. Chelentanych
      Chelentanych 29 November 2016 10: 01
      +6
      You would have looked at the military personnel of the Italian Navy, there are corvettes and aircraft carriers and frigates, submarines. In addition to their deployment bases, there used to be a base even in Albania. What's so funny?
      1. Holoy
        Holoy 29 November 2016 10: 43
        +1
        Italy's fleet has always been a bit. Italy is rich in its mediocrity in the Navy ...
        1. Chelentanych
          Chelentanych 29 November 2016 11: 06
          +4
          If you are talking about the skill in the battle of the Italians, then I disagree with you! Of course, there were loud defeats, that there was only Conte Di Cavour, and the total number of units lost during World War II is high, but the Italians also had aces of sea battles The Italian naval saboteurs are also known to the whole world (remember "Novorossiysk"). And the quality and quantity of the Italians' warships are at the proper level and in the Mediterranean they are quite a formidable force.
          1. Holoy
            Holoy 29 November 2016 11: 12
            +1
            Only regarding the 10th flotilla of assault assets of Decim MAS of Prince Borghese I agree! Yes Italian Fighting Swimmers Best in the world!
            But the surface fleet is not theirs ...))) In the war, having enormous potential, they still could not oppose the British! And they could well capture Malta ...
            1. Chelentanych
              Chelentanych 29 November 2016 11: 25
              +3
              As for the surface fleet, I agree. The quality is decent, but the skill ... here the English saying about the Italian fleet would be appropriate: "Italians build ships much better than they know how to fight against them!" hi
    3. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 29 November 2016 11: 12
      +7
      Italy in the Navy is not entirely ridiculous, it always had a decent level, and besides, it was still the ancestors of the use of combat swimmers.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 November 2016 09: 43
    +1
    Until 2026, the Republic’s Navy will receive dozens of new military units

    Dozens (not a dozen) of ships in ten years? I did not suspect that the Italians adopted the "Stakhanov method" and the "five-year plan in two years." And they cry that there are problems with the economy.
    1. LPD17
      LPD17 29 November 2016 10: 17
      +1
      and bearded crews will be seen serving them, who had previously crossed the Mediterranean on the vessels ... successes of SuperMarine
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 29 November 2016 10: 46
      +3
      They have already ordered 10 FREMM of which:
      5 introduced from 2013 to 2016 year (Alpino entered here 2 months ago)
      Rizzo (6) was built and tested, and now after completion, the signing of the act will be adopted at the beginning of the 2017 year (January-February).
      Another 4 ship is being built - closing the contract for 10 ships 2020 year.

      It is about one of the most perfect superfrigates in the world. Why can't they build 10 of simpler frigates?
  5. sub307
    sub307 29 November 2016 10: 07
    +1
    Quote: Black
    It would be necessary for them to order the mistals from the custodians winked very reliable guys wassat

    Here the Italians, most likely, unlike us, like the "Mistrals" themselves can "sculpt".
  6. cap
    cap 29 November 2016 10: 13
    +1
    According to him, "Italy seeks to play a central role in the efforts of NATO and the EU in the Mediterranean, which should enhance the prestige and importance of the country in these structures."

    Italy already had "prestige".Badly finished.
  7. LPD17
    LPD17 29 November 2016 10: 15
    0
    the previous Cavour somehow spent the whole war ... against the wall .. torpedoed .... repaired, repaired ..... hee
    )))
  8. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 29 November 2016 10: 17
    0
    Let them build. In discussing the "growing sea power" of the heirs of the "Roman Empire", one must always "start" from the phrase that Churchill uttered: "Italians build ships much better than they fight on them later."
  9. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 29 November 2016 10: 31
    +2
    Any normal admiral must take care of the state of his fleet. I do not understand the ridicule about this
  10. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 29 November 2016 10: 43
    +2
    Heh heh heh ... the most interesting thing is that the Italian admiral with the "humanitarian aircraft carrier" did not invent anything new.
    Likewise, British admirals, during the reign of their worst enemies - the Laborites - managed to push through the construction of as many as three Invincible class ABs, having named them "solid deck control cruisers", and then" slightly "modifying the project, equipping these" cruisers "with KVVP aircraft. The fact that in fact it is AB, it became clear only when the construction was approved. The government, however, planned to sell the ships after construction - but then they rushed to help the Royal Navy Argentines who started the Falklands War. smile
  11. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 29 November 2016 14: 21
    +1
    It is reported that he “was able to lobby for the construction of an entire fleet, supposedly intended for humanitarian operations, as part of a“ humanitarian aircraft carrier ”- a universal amphibious assault ship (up to 190 m in length and a displacement of 20 thousand tons) and 10 patrol ships (132 m and 4500 tons) ".
    We would have such a "Admiral Giuseppe", because. the navy urgently demands massive rearmament.
    Only here for our implementers with shaggy paws, $ 5.5 billion is a ridiculous amount (it may even not be enough for a project). crying
  12. Bobik012
    Bobik012 24 May 2017 00: 15
    0
    In what I agree with this, Giuseppe, after all, is more of a UDC than an aircraft carrier. Aircraft only UVVP, landing, including equipment on board. Aircraft most likely still harriers. The F-35B, as it were, would not be expected very soon (although there is no aircraft carrier yet). How they all laid down on this F-35B with their aircraft carriers (well, such as aircraft carriers) The experience of the harriers did not teach anything. Well, at least we have gotten rid of this idea. The British generally what kind of discs they build under them. Combat value, I think, Invizible will not surpass. Classic aircraft will always win.