The French Minister for the Armed Forces, Mme. Florence Parly, led the first steel cutting ceremony” of FLL LSS on 18 May 2020 in the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard, marking the official launch of the production of the First of Class (FOC) and unveiling the baptism names of the LSS series.
Fincantieri will build the forward sections of the French LSS vessels for the French Navy based on the Italian "Vulcano" design.
The Italian group has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l' Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the four French vessels' forward sections.
On 2nd September 2019, OCCAR EA Director Mr Arturo Alfonso Meiriño visited Saint-Nazaire OCCAR LSS PD premises, located in the “Chantiers de l’Atlantique” shipyard facilities. He was accompanied by Eng. Gen. Laurent Sellier, Director of the Naval Management Unit of the French “Direction Générale de l’Armement”.