Ambassador Varricchio visits the Italian Navy frigate class FREMM “Alpino" during her campaign in the United States

May 25, 2018 272

Today, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, visited the Italian Navy’s class FREMM frigate in Norfolk, on the occasion of her first US campaign. Norfolk, where the US Naval Station and the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) of NATO are headquartered, is the first stop of her US itinerary and will be followed by Baltimore, New York and Boston.

Frigate “Alpino", built by Fincantieri and delivered to the Italian Navy in 2016, represents the extraordinary combination of technology, innovation and tradition that has always distinguished Italy, its Armed Forces and defense industry. The presence of “Alpino” in the US and the joint exercises with the US Navy, before arriving in Norfolk, are a tangible demonstration of the strong Italian and American commitment to international security.

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