Trieste-class landing helicopter dock

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Trieste-class landing helicopter dock 0Trieste-class landing helicopter dock 1
33000 t
245 m
47 m
25 knots
7,000 nmi (13,000 km; 8,100 mi) to 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
  • Leonardo CMS SADOC Mk4
  • 1 * Leonardo Kronos Dual Band, AESA 3D DBR 4FF, only with X-band radar (Kronos StarFire)
  • 1 * Leonardo Kronos Power Shield, AESA LRR L-band radar
  • 1 * Leonardo conformal IFF
  • 1 * Leonardo Black Snake, anti torpedo towed array sonar
  • 1 * TACAN
  • 1 * PAR (Precision Approach Radar) Leonardo SPN-720
  • integrated EW System by Elettronica Spa with RESM/RECM/CESM and ELINT/COMINT capabilities
  • 3 * Oto Melara 76/62 mm Strales anti-aircraft guns
  • 3 * Oto Melara Oerlikon KBA 25/80 mm, remotized
  • 2 * Oto Melara ODLS-20 (decoys launchers)
  • FFBNW 2*8-cell SYLVER A50 VLS for 16 Aster 15 and 30 missiles or 32 CAMM ER missiles
  • 12 * AgustaWestland AW101 or combination with SH90A, AgustaWestland AW129D and F-35B

The Trieste-class landing helicopter dock will be equipped with heavy and medium helicopters (EH101 and NH90 respectively) and Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft. It will have a floodable well deck below the hangar level able to accommodate amphibious landing vessels such as LCM (new Cantieri Navali Vittoria LCM23 type), LCAC, and newer L-CAT (Landing Catamaran) vessels. It also can carry Ariete MBT, B1 Centauro tank destroyers, and up to 600 soldiers. Its base will be in Taranto.

The unit is being built at Fincantieri's Castellamare di Stabia facility near Naples. The first cut was 12 January 2017 and completed construction of the hull on 25 May 2019, while the official delivery to the Italian Navy will be around the first half of 2022. It is the largest Italian military ship built after the Second World War.

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