| Navy of the Istalian Republic|
Marina Militare della Repubblica Istaliana
Coat of arms of the Istalian Navy
|Founded||16 December 2262|
|Allegiance||Ministry of Defense (Istalia)|
|Branch||Armed Forces of the Istalian Republic|
|Size|| 142,000 active personnel
|Motto||Il mare non dividerà la Patria (The sea will not divide the Fatherland)|
| Capo di Stato Maggiore della Marina Militare|
(Chief of the Staff of the Navy)
|Ammiraglio di Squadra Navale Simona Marini|
The Istalian Navy (Istalian: Marina Militare della Repubblica Istaliana) is the naval arm of the Armed Forces of the Istalian Republic. The Istalian Navy is considered currently the most important and prestigious branch of the Istalian Armed Forces due to the importance of sea for the history of the Istalian nation, which is formed by a peninsula and by an island (also the Motto of the Navy is a reference of this charateristic of Istalia), and which in the 42nd century became the foundamental force of Istalia for the projection of its force all over the world. The current Istalian Navy has around 175 ships and some 142,000 service personnel and maintains a permanent base abroad, in Baltusia, the Costa de Oro Istalian base, and in Malivia, the the Matteo Madei Air-Naval Base, shared with the Air Force.
The current Chief of the Staff of the Navy is the Ammiraglio di Squadra Simona Marini which is responsible to the Minister of the Defense. He is assisted by the Deputy Chief of the Staff of the Navy, currently the Ammiraglio di Squadra Ilenia Tolfa. The best special forces of the Istalian Armed Forces are the "Brigata Marina Ingrisiani" which is part of the Istalian Navy. Istalian Navy ships are identified by a alphanumeric code consisting of a number preceded by a group of letter (two or three), the first of which is always N, which stand for Nave, Ship in istalian, and colloquially each unit is called in this form Nave + Name of the ship (in istalian the units of the Navy are preceded by the masculine article while the civil units by feminine one); for example the code NC 529 identified the destroyer Crepuscolo (C stand for Cacciatorpediniere, the istalian noun for Destroyer), officially known as NC 529 Crepuscolo, which is colloquially called Nave Crepuscolo or simply il Crepuscolo (il is the singular masculine definite article). Civilian boat used but not owned by the Navy and scientific vessels are identified by four number: 1000 series for the not owned vessels and 1100 series for the scientific ones.
The SSBN units of the Navy are probably the more privileged way of the strategic nuclear plans of Istalia to deploy its nuclear arsenal around the world, using among the most powerful warheads carried by advanced missiles. The last generation of them is the MDT-055A Albarossa, with a range of over 10.000 km and equiped with MARV warheads.
|Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (NP)||Fortezza Class||NP 640|
|Fortezza Class details|
|Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (NP)||Enrico Bergson Class||NP 519|
Alsemet il Grande
|New Major Unit Enrico Bergson Class details|
|Multirole LHD/Amphibious Assoult Ship (NA)||Triesta Class||NA 537|
|Triesta Class details|
|Guided Missile Destroyer/Cruiser (NCM)||Imperator Class||NCM 624|
|Imperator Class details|
|Destroyer (NC)||Orizzonti Class||NC 495|
|Orizzonti Class details|
|Frigate (NF)||Intrepido Class 1° series||NF 497|
|Intrepido Class details|
|Frigate (NF)||Ciclone Class (Intrepido Class 2° series)||NF 566|
|Improved version of the Intrepido Class (details on this class are classified)|
|Attack Submarine (NS)||Ombra Class||NS 488|
|Ombra Class details|
|Attack/Cruise missile submarine (NS)||Matteo Madei Class||NS 540|
|Matteo Madei Class details|
|Strategic Submarine (NSS)||Vittorioso Class||NSS 586|
|Vittorioso Class details|
|Multirole Offshore Patrol Vessel (NPT)||Squalo Class||NPT 515|
|Squalo Class details|
|Multirole Offshore Patrol Vessel (NPT)||Istalia Class (Squalo Class 2° series)||NPT 530|
|Improved Squalo Class known as Istalia Class details|
|Corvette (NCO)||Condottiere Class||NCO 627|
|Combattente Class details|
|Patrol boat (NPT)||Fenice Class||NPT 630|
|Pure Patrol boat derived by the Squalo Class known as Fenice Class details|
|Minehunter (NCM)||Sestante Class||NCM 477|
Rosa dei Venti
|Sestante Class details|
|Logistic Support Ship (NAL)||Karim Al-Maktum Class||NAL 529|
|Karim Al-Maktum Class details|
|Fuel Tankers (NAC)||Several Classes||NAC 1001|
|This ships are about to be abandoned thanks to the entry into service of the Al-Maktum Class|
|Container Ships (NAP)||Leviatano class||NAP 622|
Roccia del Mare
|Research and multi-purpose support ships (NAM)||Several type of ships||NAM 1101|
|Air Superiority Fighter||Ajace Aeronautics AF-43 Falco||78||Info about the F-43|
|Strike Fighter||JetStream HF-35s||350||HF-35s details|
|Aircraft Fighter||Artanian Group F-8C||40||F-8C details|
|Transport Aircraft||Leonardi LA T20 "Colossus"||31||LA T20 "Colossus" details|
|Super-medium multirole/transport helicopter||Leonardi LH-131M||48||LH-131M details|
|Medium multirole/Utility helicopter||Leonardi LH-200||75||LH-200 details|
|Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and medium-lift transport/Utility helicopter||Leonardi LA-500 "Stregone"||61||LA-500 "Stregone" details|
|UAV||Leonardi UAV-M C5 "Passero"||500||UAV-M C5 "Passero" details|
Coat of arms, ensign and mottoEdit
Coat of ArmsEdit
The Istalian Navy adopted in the 4161 the new coat of arms based on the same scheme adopted by all the Armed Forces: a modern selucian shield divided into sections by a rhombus with in the middle there is the symbol of the armed force while shield and sections are golden bordered.
The triangular sections in the upper quarters, like in all the other armed forces, present the tipically istalian colours (green at left and red at right).
Each Force then have its own features and the Navy present the rhombus colored in deep blue with in the middle a tipically sea anchor while the lower section is coulored of Azur; finally, above the shield there is a naval crown.
The Naval Ensign of the Istalian Navy is an Istalian flag which, instead of the official coat of arms of the Istalian Republic, in the middle it presents the coat of arms of the Istalian Navy.
Also this Ensign was adopted in 4161 together with the coat of arms.
The motto of the Istalian Navy Il mare non dividerà la Patria (in luthorian The sea will not divide the Fatherland), comes from a famous phrase pronounced by Arturo Gabriele II, King of Istalia, when, during one of the continues war against the Quanzarian Emirate, he answered to those who proposed him to use the Strait of Ingris to defend the kingdom from the Quanzarian assaults, a real renunciation of sovereignty over the rest of the peninsula.
So the king replied with the celebraat sentence saying that the kingdom would not use the sea to left the rest of the Country to his fate.
Having greatly impressed the high Navy hierarchies, the motto was adopted by the royal navy of the kingdom and then has been taken up by the new Navy of the reconstituted unified nation of Istalia in 2262.