Italians put their largest modern warship to sea for the first time

Italians put their largest modern warship to sea for the first time
Italians put their largest modern warship to sea for the first time
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The Trieste universal amphibious assault ship, built for the Italian Navy, went to sea for the first time to undergo factory sea trials. It will be handed over to the Navy in 2022.

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Italy put the UDC L 9890 Trieste to sea, which will become the largest ship of its Navy, surpassing even the aircraft carrier C 550 Cаvour.

The ship went for trials from the Fincantieri shipyard located in Mudgiano. The transfer of the ship to the fleet is scheduled for the summer of 2022. As part of the Italian Navy, it will replace the C 551 Giuseppe Garibaldi, a light aircraft carrier that was the flagship of the Italian fleet until the aforementioned Cavour entered service.

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The first steel cutting ceremony for the MPV was held in Castellammare di Stabia on July 12, 2017. The official bookmark took place on February 20, 2018. The ship was launched on May 25, 2019, and in January last year it was towed for completion at the shipyard in Mudgiano.

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Trieste has a standard displacement of 25,816 tons and a total displacement of about 33 thousand tons. The length of the ship (maximum) - 245 meters, width (maximum) - 47 meters. The full speed of the UDC is 25 knots.

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UDC L 9890 Trieste has a capacity of over 1000 people, including 600 paratroopers. The ship can be permanently based 12 large helicopters of the AW101 and NH90 types or a group of about 20 large and medium rotorcraft. It is possible to accommodate from four to eight fifth generation F-35B fighters and from four to nine helicopters.

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The universal amphibious assault ship is a subclass of the amphibious assault ship that has combined most of the functions required for the landing of the Marine Corps. The problem of coordinating the actions of different landing ships showed itself during the Vietnam War. In addition, the hostilities showed the need to have staff ships that would coordinate amphibious operations.

Russia does not have such units in the Navy: a previously concluded contract for the supply of a Mistral-type UDC to the fleet was terminated due to political contradictions in 2015.

Moscow, meanwhile, did not abandon its plans: last year two universal amphibious assault ships of Russian design were laid down in Kerch. If nothing changes, the first of them will be commissioned in 2028.

Recall also that in 2020 the United States commissioned the USS Tripoli, the second America-class UDC. They are now the newest and most advanced universal amphibious assault ships in the US Navy's arsenal.

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