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. 14. March 2019 4th PPA - First Steel Cutting The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the 4th Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) took place on 14th March at Riva Trigoso Shipyard (Genoa), 6 months ahead of schedule. 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 .