Fincantieri lays keel for Italian Navy’s new LHD

first_img Fincantieri lays keel for Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ‘Trieste’ February 20, 2018 View post tag: Fincantieri Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on February 20.Construction on the ship started with a steel cutting ceremony on July 12, 2017, and the delivery is expected for 2022.The ship will be named ‘Trieste and is expected to replace the 180-meter-long aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi which has been in service since 1985.The approx. 215 meters long LHD will have a maximum speed of 25 knots and will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG).The LHD is built under a contract signed between the Italian Navy and Fincantieri and Finmeccanica in July 2015. The total value of the contract is over 1.1 billion euros, with Fincantieri’s share amounting to approx. 853 million euros and Finmeccanica’s to about 273 million euros.The LHD construction is part of a multi-year program for the renewal of the Italian Navy fleet worth 5.4 billion euros. In addition to the LHD unit, the program foresees construction of six patrol vessels, with four more in option, and one logistic support ship (LSS “Vulcano”).The LHD will be equipped with a combined propulsion system diesel/electric and gas turbines (CODLOG) and will have a top speed of 25 knots, according to the shipbuilder.The ship’s main mission will be the transport of people, vehicles such as the small LCM landing craft units with a load capacity up to 60 tons, four of which can be admitted, launched, and recovered through a flooded basin, located on the stern of the vessel. View post tag: Italian Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri lays keel for Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ‘Trieste’ Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgA traffic stop Sunday night in Woodbury County led to the seizure of over five and a half pounds of cocaine.Woodbury County Sheriff’s Sergeant Nate Sands stopped an eastbound vehicle on Highway 20 at Osceola Avenue that was traveling 82 mph in a 65 speed zone.The driver, 37-year-old Jacob Rios, had a California drivers license and a car registered out of Oregon.Court documents state Rios was very nervous and couldn’t give the correct name on the registration.He also stated he was going to see a friend in Chicago but couldn’t immediately think of the friend’s name.Sgt. Sands had his K-9 Rico sniff the vehicle and around 5.6 pounds of a substance which field tested positive for cocaine was found in the trunk under the floor where the spare tire should have been.Rios was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, speeding, no drug tax stamp, no vehicle insurance and was put on a federal hold for ICE.Rios is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on $30,000 bond.Photo by Woodbury County Sheriff’s Departmentlast_img read more