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About Arsenal

Arsenal is a Fincantieri company, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups.

Focused on XR, tested in the complex field of shipbuilding,
Arsenal cutting-edge technology solutions are great
for any large industrial application.

A Fincantieri Company

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Arsenal, a Fincantieri Company

Arsenal is a Fincantieri company, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups.

Arsenal responds to Fincantieri’s strategy in offering high-tech solutions related to Industry 4.0. It is the company of the Group that deals with prototyping, developing and industrializing solutions focused on the use of Extended Reality.

Arsenal cutting-edge solutions are studied and already in operation in the field of shipbuilding, which represents a guarantee in terms of ability to manage complex and challenging extreme production scenarios.


Cutting-edge technology solutions focused on XR and AI in every manufacturing company.


Design, develop and industrialise innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and Extended Reality, studied and tested in the context of the Fincantieri’s shipbuilding industry and intended for all the complex production scenarios.

About Arsenal
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Back over the Years


Holoplan, a new MR project

Arsenal has now produced more than 10 DMUs for Fincantieri, and Cobalt is being used more and more within the company.

Fincantieri Oil & Gas completes the acquisition of Arsenal and becomes its sole owner.

With its new configuration, Arsenal starts producing more VR products (Virtual Immersive Mockups, like DMUs but more advanced graphically), expanding into the cruise ship sector.
At the same time, Arsenal starts developing a new mixed reality project (Holoplan) for the shipyard.


VR technology in design review

Arsenal, Fincantieri Oil & Gas, the University of Trieste (Psychology Unit), and MareFVG team up to carry out a publicly-funded research project whose main purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of VR technology in design review and its impact on the human’s mind and body. The results show that exploring a 3D project in VR enables better and faster detection of design issues.


Arsenal’s VR design review software Cobalt, whose development has been backed entirely by Fincantieri Oil & Gas, is first released. The military branch of Fincantieri is its first official user.
Arsenal builds Fincantieri’s first stereoscopic projection room (2nd floor, Palazzo Marineria, Trieste) with a large curved screen and 3D goggles.

Fincantieri Oil & Gas becomes co-owner of Arsenal (24% shares)


VR headset

Arsenal’s rendering engine starts supporting the first widely available VR headset: Oculus DK2. With VR technology enabled, Fincantieri’s DMUs have huge success at the OTC Conference in Houston, TX.

Digital Mockups

Fincantieri Offshore asks Arsenal to produce a range of 3D digital mockups (DMUs) of their latest projects.



Arsenal spent its first twenty years creating the most varied real-time VR projects, for example: a remote control centre for urban buses, the entire territory of Trieste city when Google Earth was not there yet, match races tracked for live TV, the 300-m long Free Electron Laser machine from huge CATIA file and many Digital Mock-Ups for naval engineering.