After the COMPTUEX – C2X exercise in the waters of south-central Florida, the Italian Navy destroyer Caio Duilio stops in New York City.
A moment of pride for the Italian Navy and for the crew of the destroyer that obtained the “Combat Readiness” at the end of the training carried out together with the American aircraft carrier group of George H. W. Bush.
The C2X is one of the most complex and demanding American exercises in which more than 7,000 men and women were involved embarked on 14 ships, 3 submarines and 72 aircraft.
The air-naval group has traveled over 8,000 nautical miles in high-intensity training in which countering attacks in multi-threat scenarios have been simulated; from anti-aircraft combat, to fighting under the surface, from the management of operations with limited availability of use of radio / radar devices, to the ability to react to a ballistic attack. The result achieved will allow the Duilio ship to be integrated into bilateral or multinational devices.
The destroyer will stop a few days in New York to strengthen the ties between the Italian community abroad and to carry out naval diplomacy activities.