Italy Navy Nations // North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

OVERVIEW The Italian navy consists of maritime forces, a naval air wing ( Aviazione Navale) and the San Marco Brigade, a naval infantry special forces unit that was formed in early 2013. The fleet command in Rome (CINCNAV) is responsible for all navy operations. Maritime operations are conducted by six force commands: High Seas Forces Command (COMFORAL): major surface ships Patrol Forces Command (COMFORPAT): corvettes and smaller surface ships, primarily for coastal defense Air...


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