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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fincantieri launches Italian Navy’s last Todaro-class submarine

ITS Romeo RomeiItalian shipyard Fincantieri has launched the last of four U212A Todaro-class submarines ordered by the central unit for naval armament (NAVARM) for the Italian Navy.

The new submarine, Romeo Romei, will now undergo outfitting works at the Integrated Naval shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia. Delivery of the submarine is expected to be in the second half of 2016.

Powered by a silent propulsion system based on fuel cell technology, which generates energy through a oxygen-hydrogen reaction, the new 183ft-long vessel features highly innovative technological solutions.

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