On 27 January, the Italian Navy offshore patrol vessel Thaon di Revel returned to her house port of La Spezia after her first operational deployment away from Italian territorial waters. The vessel was built-in into Operation AGENOR for a time throughout her 143 days of deployment; that is a world operation that falls inside the perimeter of the European-led Maritime Situational Consciousness within the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH) initiative, which goals to safeguard the liberty of navigation and the security of ships in transit, to detect unlawful actions and make sure the completion of Maritime Situational Consciousness (MSA). With the mooring at her house port, the Thaon di Revel ship’s mission formally got here to an finish.

In keeping with the ideas of flexibility, adaptability and modularity with which she was designed, in November and December the Thaon di Revel took half in Operation ORICE, the results of bilateral agreements with Qatar. The duty of the Italian navy is to help, along with the contingents of France, the UK, america, Pakistan and Turkey, the Qatari Armed Forces within the implementation of the protection and safety system of the world championship. The vessel performed a key position in establishing and sustaining a strong safety framework throughout the FIFA soccer world championships, in addition to contributing to exporting the picture of professionalism and nationwide satisfaction overseas.


Trailing smoke within the three colours of the Italian flag, the Italian Navy offshore patrol vessel Thaon di Revel returning to her house port after finishing her first long-distance mission. (Picture by Italian Ministry of Defence/Difesa)

Paolo Thaon di Revel (P430) is the lead ship of Paolo Thaon di Revel-class offshore patrol vessel. Paolo Thaon di Revel was laid down on 9 Could 2017 at Fincantieri Muggiano and launched on 15 June 2019. Anticipated to be commissioned in Could 2021. 15 November 2019, she underwent her first sea trial off the Gulf of La Spezia. The vessel was delivered to the Italian Navy in March, 2022. Paolo Thaon di Revel, because the lead ship of the category, is constructed within the “mild” configuration. The primary seven vessels are constructed with totally different configurations: a fundamental “mild” variant for the patrol process, an enhanced configuration with higher self-defence capability and a “full” variant incorporating a wider functionality. The Mild configuration has solely gun armament.

The Thaon di Revel class (also referred to as PPA for ‘Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel’) is a category of multipurpose offshore ships constructed by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. It’s deliberate to interchange 4 Soldati-class mild patrol frigates and eight Minerva-class corvettes between 2021/2035. All configuration have the choice to mount TESEO “EVO” MK2/E anti-ship missile launchers. The category, designed with a excessive degree of modularity and automation, will probably be delivered in a full, a light-weight+ and a light-weight configuration when it comes to totally different sensors and equipments embarked and may carry out a number of capabilities, starting from patrol with sea rescue capability to civil safety operations and, in its most extremely geared up model, first line combating vessel.