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Once again, this year DRASS had the pleasure of hosting a delegation of Defence and Naval Attachés assigned in Italy. With the support of the Italian Navy these diplomatic representatives from various countries toured DRASS production facilities and were acquainted with the company’s state-of-the-art technologies and rich century-long history behind its innovations.

Framework agreement for technological collaboration between DRASS and ELESIA

Technological challenges in the underwater sector require initiative, vision and coordination. DRASS and ELESIA join forces to develop solutions which enhance ELESIA’s advanced technology in composite materials in support of DRASS’ specialized content in the underwater domain. The synergy ranges from command-and-control systems, to the creation of hydrodynamic underwater profiles, up to the design of...

DRASS/SAIPEM deployable submarine rescue system (SAVER) aligns with latest RINA classification for underwater units

EN RINA classification society and DRASS collaboration continues for the certification of the DRASS system commissioned by the Italian Navy relating to the SDO-SuRS (Special & Diving Operations-Submarine Rescue Ship) project. One of the main objectives achieved in this period is RINA approval of the entire deployable SDO-SuRS system design together with Italian Navy approval...


DRASS had the pleasure of welcoming Rear Admiral Marco Tomassetti, Head of Navy General Staff’s Surface Capability Development Department, accompanied by Captain Stefano Donno. On a tour of the various testing and production facilities, guests were introduced to DRASS’ latest generation technologies fresh off the production line. DRASS’ century-rich tradition in subsea innovation was also...

Greetings from Drass Romania Teambuilding 2023

Again this year we had the opportunity to spend some time together outside the office, so we organized a teambuilding weekend outside Timisoara. To get the most out of the experience, we had specialized trainers in teambuilding activities. We had a great deal of fun during the games but, most importantly, we learned to collaborate...


DRASS Sports Scholarship is an important annual event promoted by DRASS for the Don Bosco basketball boys’ team. This year, for its nineth edition, DRASS was proud to award scholarships to five of the most outstanding achievers: Under 13 Silver: Tommaso Di Falco Under 14 Elite: Luca Rimo Under 15 Excellence: Alberto Finocchiaro Under 17...

Korean Navy’s DRASS diving system on board ASR-II ship – Commissioning completed & KR classification certificate issued

Commissioning is now completed on the advanced diving system of new submarine rescue ship ASR-II. This DRASS contract awarded by the Korean Navy in 2018 included the design, manufacture and installation of this state-of-the-art deep diving system and was implemented in cooperation with local partner Dongil Shipyard. The 120m long ASR-II vessel, named Ganghwado (5,200...

National Defence Minister Angel Tîlvăr visits DRASS Romania

EN National Defence Minister Angel Tîlvăr visits DRASS Romania DRASS Romania hosted a parliamentary delegation on Friday welcoming Minister of National Defence Angel Tîlvăr and the MapN delegation that included Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff Gl. Lt. Gheorghiță Vlad, Deputy for Resources to the Army Chief of Staff Gl. Bg. Bixi Mocanu, Head of...

Zero Environmental Footprint Project

We are thrilled to announce that with the completion of our solar panel power plant with grid injection, DRASS Romania is now generating and consuming 100% renewable electricity and injecting the surplus back into the national grid. Specially designed also for lower operating temperatures, the installations come with a 25-year Power Warranty. Energy produced and...

DRASS at Defence Commission in Rome

Sergio Cappelletti of DRASS was invited back to a second hearing at the Italian Parliament in Rome by the Parliamentary Defence Commission. Chaired by President of the Defence Commission, Honourable Antonino Minardo, DRASS capabilities for national defence in light of current and future requirements were presented.


Continuously active since 1927 with the Galeazzi business line, Drass has extensive experience in manned underwater technology, establishing the world record for deep diving immersion with an atmospheric diving suit in 1937.
The company is now international leader in commercial diving, medical hyperbarics, midget and compact submarines, and vehicles for special forces.

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Drass is the leading company in Submarine Rescue thanks to its comprehensive range of solutions including design for turnkey submarine rescue ships, submarine rescue systems.

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With nearly a century of tradition and continuous activity, Drass is a recognized world leader in commercial and defence subsea operation solutions.

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DRASS currently has the most advanced and reliable range of hyperbaric oxygen therapy products, thanks to its focus on research and development, engineering production and materials technology. Drass designs, manufactures and tests all components in accordance with class certification.

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Drass since 1927 the historic leader in the deep diving industry, innovative, safe and cost-efficient systems and equipment, in compliance with the highest industry standards.

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Drass has extensive experience in manned underwater technology, establishing the world record for deep diving immersion with an atmospheric diving suit in 1937.

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Latest Events

DRASS promotes local children’s charity event

DRASS promotes local children's charity event The "Derby delle Stelle(tte)" charity event, organized by the Italian Naval Academy, took place on 3 March 2023 at Modigliani Sports Stadium in Livorno. This friendly match between local basketball teams "Libertas Livorno 1947" and "Pielle Livorno”, saw teams go head-to-head until the final score in a tournament dedicated...

Mariotti-DRASS contract with the Italian Navy for the supply of a saturation diving system and diving simulator for the submarine rescue unit of the new SDO-SuRS (Submarine Rescue Ship)

English version Genoa, 20 February 2023 The new SDO-SuRS (Special and Diving Operations - Submarine Rescue Ship) unit is the response of the Navy and the national shipbuilding industry to support special operations, underwater operations, and the rescue of distressed submarines, as well as the growing need to protect vital underwater infrastructure in the Mediterranean...

DRASS Christmas Dinners 2022

DRASS Group is happy to share some pictures from our company Christmas dinners in Italy and Romania. During the evening, all our staff spent a wonderful time together, with great food and wine, great music, and of course excellent company! Happy Holidays and best wishes from everyone at DRASS!

D-ONE Diving Helmet Open Day

D-ONE Diving Helmet Open Day held at DRASS headquarters on 2nd September was a resounding success. Participants, professional divers from various sectors, contributed to making this event extremely interesting. All had the opportunity to test the new D-ONE in the water, appreciating its performance and excellent functionality. They were impressed by its ergonomic design, superior...

TVR News Romania Exclusive

DRASS shares an exclusive report aired in March on TVR News Romania. During the news special, Romanian National Defence Minister Vasile Dîncu discusses the opportunity of DRASS compact submarines for the Romanian Navy as well as international export from Romania to other navies. A tour of DRASS Timișoara production facilities with Operational Director Cristina Stănciulescu...

DRASS at Livorno townhall

DRASS had the pleasure of being hosted by the Mayor of Livorno, Mr. Luca Salvetti, at Livorno townhall. During the visit, DRASS personnel presented the D-ONE Diving Helmet that was selected at national level to showcase the best of Italian technological innovation and design at the G20 Summit in Rome. The visit was an opportunity...

Indonesian Navy in DRASS

DRASS had the honor of receiving the delegation from the Indonesian Navy. During this visit the commission were especially interested to tour the historical gallery of DRASS’ world-first innovations spanning a century, followed by a tour of the various production facilities for a glimpse of our latest projects and cutting-edge technology. DRASS Group thanks our...

Visita della Dottoressa Riccardi, Direttore del V Reparto Innovazione Tecnologica del Segretariato Generale della Difesa e Direzione Nazionale degli Armamenti

DRASS ringrazia per la gradita visita della Dottoressa Riccardi, Direttore del V Reparto Innovazione Tecnologica del Segretariato Generale della Difesa e Direzione Nazionale degli Armamenti, svoltasi nell’ambito dell’ attività di missione finalizzata alla firma dell’accordo con il NATO Science and Technology Organisation - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO- CMRE) per la cooperazione nell’ambito...

DRASS at ADI Design Index 2020-2021

DRASS was thoroughly honoured to be selected to be a part of the ADI Design Index 2020-2021, the annual exhibition that has championed the best of Italian design since 1956. Each year ADI (Association for Industrial Design) identifies the best Italian design in production, selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory. This year the prestigious...

Admiral Biaggi – Naval Academy Commander

DRASS was very pleased to welcome Admiral Flavio Biaggi, Commander of Italy’s Naval Academy located in Livorno. The visit that included a tour of Production facilities was yet another opportunity to introduce DRASS state-of-the-art technologies that are at the heart of navy projects. DRASS Group thanks Admiral Biaggi for his visit.