Logistic Command: new technical agreements signed with the French Navy

(To Marina Militare)

Bilateral cooperation activities between Italy and France continue in the sector of logistic support for the fleet. In light of the positive returns of the technical agreements in force for the class Horizon, the logistic commander of the Italian Navy, admiral chief inspector Giuseppe Abbamonte, and his counterpart of the Marine Nationale, ingénieur général de l'armement Guillaume de Garidel-Thoron, central director of the service for the support of the French Military Fleet, met in Naples for the signing, as delegated by the respective Ministries of Defense, of two technical agreements dedicated to the common support of FREMM Class naval units: one for the exchange of technical information, the other for the exchange of spare parts.

The implementation of the agreements will benefit the common systems installed on board 18 FREMM class ships (10 Italian and 8 French). The preparation of the two agreements, which lasted almost two years, saw both Navies engaged with great intensity, tangible proof of the firm will of the two Nations to continue to cooperate and represent an important mutual reference, based on the sharing of the precious values ​​embodied by the Forces. Armed.

The sober signing ceremony, held at the headquarters of the Navy's logistic command, was attended by the Consul General of France for Southern Italy stationed in Naples, Madame Lise Moutoumalaya, and the French naval attaché in Italy, Captain Benoit Bernard. After the signing, both parties expressed considerable satisfaction, underlining the important result achieved to seal the work done.

The French delegation was also accompanied to Castellammare di Stabia for a visit to the Military Ropes Production Plant (MILICORDERIA) of the Defense Industry Agency (AID). Welcomed by the director of the plant, ship captain Alessandro Matrone, the transalpine team appreciated with keen interest all the production phases of the various cables and ropes, as well as the artifacts made with craftsmanship.