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ITS Margottini Campaign. Heading for the Indian Ocean

margottini_interna_ENG.jpg The European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) ITS Carlo Margottini has departed from the La Spezia naval base to conduct a naval campaign in the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Arabian Sea, with the aim of ensuring presence and surveillance for the protection of sea lines of communication of national interest.

This campaign is included among the activities conducted in the framework of international cooperation and dialogue among countries of that area, with which Italy maintains important political, diplomatic, economic and industrial relations. It is also an important opportunity to promote the national "country system" in an integrated way, assisting and supporting the activities of major representatives of the Italian defence industry, namely
Fincantieri, Leonardo, MBDA and Elettronica, whose partnership with the Italian Navy and Defence contributed to the realisation of this campaign.

Activities scheduled for the various port calls (see the stopovers) include participation in the Aman 2019 Exercise organised by the Pakistan Navy (along with other 19 countries), and in the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2019) in Abu Dhabi, which is held alongside the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2019).

ITS Margottini's participation in IDEX-NAVDEX 2019 shows the Italian Navy's concern with technological developments as well as its significant partnerships with the national industry for the design and production of advanced platforms and systems such as the FREMM units.

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