OCCAR News 31. December 2019 PPA Dual Band Radar X/C development The PPA Programme integrated the first two X-Band fixed sensor arrays (faces) of the new Dual Band Radar (DBR) X/C at the test bed in Pratica di Mare airfield in time for the Christmas festivities. 12. November 2019 PPA1 sails the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea PPA1, named after “Paolo Thaon di Revel”, sailed its first nautical miles in the blue waters of the Gulf of La Spezia on 12th Nov 2019. 15. June 2019 Launching ceremony of first PPA The launching ceremony of the first PPA was held on 15 June 2019 at Fincantieri Shipyard in Muggiano – La Spezia. 25. January 2019 THE CHIEF OF THE ITALIAN NAVY VISITS PPA1 On 25 January the Chief of the Italian Navy, Adm. Valter Girardelli thoroughly visited the PPA1 in the FINCANTIERI Shipyard of La Spezia, accompanied by the Chief of the Navy Fleet, Adm. Donato Marzano .