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First Italian PPA starts sea trials

14 November 2019
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Under current planning first-of-class Paolo Thaon di Revel (P 430) will be delivered to the Italian Navy in May 2021. (Luca Peruzzi)Under current planning first-of-class Paolo Thaon di Revel (P 430) will be delivered to the Italian Navy in May 2021. (Luca Peruzzi)

The first of the Italian Navy's new multirole offshore patrol ships (Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura: PPA), Paolo Thaon di Revel (P 430), started initial sea trials on 12 November.

The trials are being carried out from Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard, near La Spezia, where the ship was built and launched in June.

Paolo Thaon di Revel is one of seven PPAs being built by Fincantieri shipbuilding group as part of the Italian Navy's fleet renewal plan.

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