Mrs Anna Maria Pugliese, daughter of Admiral Stefano Pugliese, Commanding Officer the previous Montecuccoli, was the Godmother of the third PPA launching ceremony that took place in the presence of a handful number of guests due to the COVID-19 government restrictions. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Government Under Secretary of Defense, Senator Stefania Pucciarelli, the IT Navy Logistic Commander, V.Adm. Eduardo Serra, the Deputy DNA, V.Adm. Dario Giacomin, the IT Naval Procurement Director, V.Adm. Massimo Guma, the OCCAR-EA Director, Mr Matteo Bisceglia and very few senior Managers from Fincantieri and Leonardo Company.
Under the supervision of both the Italian Naval Armament Directorate and of the OCCAR PPA Programme Division, the Italian Ship (ITS) Raimondo Montecuccoli (P432) is expected to start its sea trials by the end of next summer.