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Conte di Cavour  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 10 June 2009
Total Production: 1
Also Known As: Andrea Doria
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Fincantieri
Parent System: Conte di Cavour
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 1
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Description: The Cavour, formerly Andrea Doria, aircraft carrier was ordered in 2000 by the Italian Navy to provide improved land attack capability over current Giuseppe Garibaldi aircraft carrier. The ship construction began in 2001 at Fincantieri's shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Genoa), the launch occurred on 20 July 2004, and commissioning by the Italian Navy is planned by 2007. The Cavour has been designed to operate both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft with capability for almost 8 and 12 respectively on the flight deck. AV-8B, NH90 and EH101 aircraft will operate from her deck. Beyond 2010, the F-35B V/STOL stealth fighter might replace AV-8Bs onboard this ship due to Italy involvement in the JSF project and Italian Navy officials claims. The F-35B acquisition and deployment has not been confirmed yet.

Up to 1,210 people can be carried aboard this ship: 451 crew, 203 aircrew, 140 amphibious task force, 325 Marines of San Marco Battalion and 91 additional troops if required. The ship range will be 7,000 nautical miles cruising at 16 knots with an endurance of 18 days. The cargo capacity will allow transport of 50 LVTP-7 or VCC-80 Dardo armored vehicles, up to 24 Ariete MBTs, or up to 100 lightweight armored vehicles. The Cavour also provide a secondary amphibious assault capability in addition to its attack aircraft wing for air operations. The SAAM system (SAAM-IT) employing a 32-cell Sylver VLS, the Empar radar system, the RASS 30X/I surface radar, the RAN 40 L 3D long-range radar and the ASTER 15 missile will counter any possible airborne threat such as aircraft and anti-ship missiles. The RASS 30X/I radar is specially suitable for interception of sea-skimming missiles. Stealth characteristics will enhance ship's survivability.

Conte di Cavour Specifications

Crew: 654
Number of Weapons: 32
Troops: 556
Beam: 39 meter (128 foot)
Draft: 8.70 meter (28.5 foot)
Length: 244 meter (801 foot)
Max Range: 12,965 kilometer (7,001 nautical mile)
Total Combined Power: 120,000 shp (90 MW)
Cruise Speed: 8.30 mps (16.1 knot)
Top Speed: 14.9 mps (29.0 knot)
Mission Endurance: 18 day
Full Displacement: 27,100 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Conte di Cavour News

There are 4 news between
14 Jan 2003 and 25 May 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011Conte di Cavour Aircraft Carrier Successfully Launches Two Aster 15 Missiles
Tuesday, October 5, 2004EMPAR Multifunction Radar Development Progresses Well
Thursday, November 13, 2003OCCAR Awards Aster Missile Family Production Contract
Tuesday, January 14, 2003SAAM/IT Completes Qualification Trials

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 11
Armored Vehicles
VCC 80 Dardox50
Combat Aircraft
AV-8B Harrier II
F-35B Lightning II
Defensive Weapons
Aster 15x32
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
EH101 Merlin

Conte di Cavour Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
C550 Conte di Cavour-10 Jun 2009-

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