The launching ceremony of the second PPA was held on the 22nd May 2020 at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Riva Trigoso – Genova. The ship has been named after Francesco Morosini, 108th Doge of the Serenissima Republic of Venice and General Sea Captain of the Venetian Fleet (1688 – 1694).
The work program on the 2nd Multipurpose Blue Water Patrol Vessel (PPA) ‘Francesco MOROSINI’, under construction in the Fincantieri’s shipyard at Riva Trigoso, has re-started, with great impulse, in compliance with the prescriptions for preventing Covid-19 spread.
On 5 May 2020, after five months of preparation, the OCCAR-EA Director, Matteo Bisceglia and Airbus Defence and Space representatives, Mr Didier Plantecoste and Mr Hervé Daumas signed MMF Contract Amendment 9. This Contract Amendment concentrates on capabilities required upon Entry Into Service of the first MMF Aircraft.
On the 15th November 2019, the OCCAR Director visited the ITS Spartaco SCHERGAT, the ninth Italian FREMM (out of ten ships under contract). The outfitting of the frigate is being concluded at the Fincantieri Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia. The aim is to deliver her to the Italian Navy in March 2020, fully on schedule and ready to be integrated with the rest of the fleet.