24 Jun '16, 5pm

Italy Reveals Innovations on New Naval Vessels

Italy Reveals Innovations on New Naval Vessels

The Italian Navy teamed with Italian defense magazine Rivista Italiana Difesa this month to produce a special issue unveiling details of the design of the its new ships, which are known by their Italian acronym PPA. An artist's impression is shown. (Photo: Ufficio Stampa - Marina Militare) 143 CONNECT TWEET 40 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE ROME — The Italian Navy has released fresh details about its seven new, multifunctional ships as it seeks to wrap up a system design review (SDR) of the innovative vessels by the end of June. As planners mull the use of a Google Glass-type kit for navigators on the bridge, they have also opted for a so-called wave piercing bow, which is expected to add almost a knot in speed. With industry contracts signed last year thanks to a €5.4 billion (US $6.1 billion) funding package, the Navy now hopes it is on course to have its seven, 4,500-ton, ...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/ships/2016...

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