THE CHIEF OF THE ITALIAN NAVY VISITS PPA1
On 25 January the Chief of the Italian Navy, Adm. Valter Girardelli visited the PPA1 in the FINCANTIERI Shipyard of La Spezia, accompanied by the Chief of the Navy Fleet, Adm. Donato Marzano.
From left to right: Pasquale de Candia (PPA Programme Manager), Andrea Lombardi (Fincantieri), Adm. Donato Marzano (Chief of Italian Fleet), Massimiliano Bitossi (Fincantieri), Adm. Valter Girardelli (Chief of Italian Navy), Capt. Gennaro Falcone (IT Navy Preparation Center New Shipbuilding), Capt. Luigi Durante (PPA National Programme Coordinator – Naval Armament Directorate). © OCCAR
During this visit the representatives of the Italian Navy took evidence of the close control and dedication of all those involved in this challenging Programme (Industry, IT Navy, IT Naval Armament Directorate and OCCAR).
The next major milestone is the launch of PPA1, which is scheduled for late May or beginning of June.
PPA1 under construction © OCCAR