La Spezia, 4 May 2022

The ceremony of delivery of the third Naval Minehunter Unit “El Kasseh 3” to the Algerian Naval Forces took place today at the Arsenal of La Spezia.

At the end of May, the operational training activities of the crew will start, provided by the Italian Navy, which will be completed by the end of July 2022.

The ceremony was attended by numerous civil and military authorities. On the Algerian Navy side, the Consul of Algeria in Italy, Dr. Nassima Hocine and the military attaché Col. Abdelkakim Aouchiche. Also present was the Head of Cabinet of the Prefecture of La Spezia Dr. Roberta Carpanese and the Quaestor of La Spezia Dr. Lilia Fredella. For the Industry , Dr. Livio Corghi, CEO of Intermarine, Dr. Davide Fazio, Commercial Director of Leonardo’s ETN Division and the General Manager of Orizzonte Sistemi Navali Ing. Renzo Tosini took the floor; on the Italian Navy side, Admiral Inspector Davide Gabrielli, Director of the CSSN, spoke.