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  • Italian Navy LHD Trieste launched

    first_imgFincantieri is also building a 193-meter logistic support ship Vulcano. The ship’s delivery is likely to be delayed as it was heavily damaged in a fire in July 2018, just a month after it was launched. Il momento più solenne del varo di nave Trieste, unità d’assalto anfibio multiruolo e multifunzione, oggi a Castellammare di Stabia. #MarinaMilitare #[email protected] @MinisteroDifesa @SM_Difesa pic.twitter.com/44rIhFlcra— Marina Militare (@ItalianNavy) May 25, 2019 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today New Italian aircraft carrier launched 15 months after construction start Share this article The Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) Trieste was launched in a ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on May 25.The multirole and multipurpose amphibious vessel was launched in the presence of Italian president Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Navy chief Adm. Valter Girardelli, among other high-ranking officials.The LHD is also referred to as an aircraft carrier by as it is expected to be capable of carrying and operating F-35B short-takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. This is yet to receive an official confirmation.Trieste will be delivered in 2022, according to Fincantieri, and will be capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship.With over 1,000 sleeping accommodations, the new LHD will feature a 230-meter long helicopter flight deck, allowing the operation of a battalion consisting of 600 personnel, and a dock-garage for 1,200 linear meters of wheeled and tracked vehicles, both civilian and military.The floodable dock – 50 meters long and 15 meters wide – will enable the ship to deploy amphibious equipment and vehicles of EU and NATO navies. It will also carry fast patrol boats that will be capable of transporting troops at speeds of 40 knots.Photo: Fincantieri View post tag: LHD Trieste’s cargo areas are accessible through cranes, stern and side ramps, and handling will be managed by internal ramps and elevators.In addition to enabling the projection of the landing force of the Italian Navy, Trieste will provide assistance to countries and populations in case of natural disasters, thanks to her capability to provide drinking water, power supply, healthcare and medical support. The unit has also been conceived to carry out command and control functions in case of emergencies at sea, evacuation of nationals and humanitarian assistance operations.A fully equipped hospital will also be available onboard, complete with operating rooms, radiology and analysis rooms, a dentist’s office, and patient rooms capable of hosting 27 seriously injured patients.Photo: Italian defense ministrycenter_img New Italian aircraft carrier launched 15 months after construction start navaltoday May 25, 2019, by View post tag: ITS Trieste View post tag: Fincantieri View post tag: Italian Navylast_img read more

  • Adekuoroye Defends Wrestling GoldÂ

    first_img2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMESOdunayo Adekuoroye yesterday successfully defended her 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal after defeating India’s Pooja Dhanda 7-5 points in the women’s 57kg wrestling freestyle event to win gold for Nigeria at the ongoing event at Gold Coast, Australia.The win ensured the four time-African champions avenged her defeat in the hands of Dhanda who defeated her at the 2017 Pro Wrestling League in India. With this development, Adekuroye has become the first Nigerian female wrestler to win a gold medal consecutively at the Commonwealth Games.In the same vein, 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, Blessing Oborududu picked up gold for Team Nigeria in her event.Oborududu, an eight-time Africa champion, came from behind to defeat Canada’s Danielle Lappage in the women’s 68kg wrestling freestyle event on points (4-3). In the freestyle male, Captain Amas Daniel won his bronze medal match against Canada’s Vincent De Marinis, to make it his second bronze medal at a Commonwealth Games. Meanwhile, Soso Tamarau lost his bronze medal match to Cyprus Alexios Kaouslidis 2-1, while South Africa’s Martins Erasmus won the gold medal. Nigeria Wrestling team has so far won two gold, one silver and three bronze medals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more