Italy 26 January 2024 - Adjacent to his participation in the 6th
U212 NFS Programme Committee Meeting, the OCCAR-EA Director, Joachim Sucker,
was invited to visit the main Italian Navy base with its shipyard as well as
the Submarine Base, the Submarine Flotilla and Submarine School in Taranto.
Director was welcomed and guided by Captain (N) Manuel Minuto, who presented
the advanced technologies such as the last generation escape training system
and platform and combat simulators employed in the training of Italian
highlight was the Director´s visit to the Taranto Military Shipyard, with its
impressive dry docks, that have seen decades of Italian naval craftsmanship.
Here the Director was welcomed by Rear Admiral (UH) Pasquale De Candia, the
Shipyard Director, who provided the Director with valuable insights into the
shipyard's historical significance and its role in maintaining naval supremacy.