Another key milestone in the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) Programme was successfully achieved on 13th October 2016, with the keel laying of the fore section of the new 23,000 tonne full load displacement ship at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard.
Operational premiere: On 12 April, a French TIGER HAP helicopter of the 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment was transferred in an A400M from Gao (Mali) back to its home base in Pau (France). The complete helicopter transport was performed within 24 hours, including a stop in Niamey (Niger).
The first important milestone in the OCCAR Logistic Support Ship (LSS) Programme was successfully achieved in February with the first steel cutting. The LSS Programme includes the Development, Production and ten years of In Service Support for the first ship of the Italian Navy fleet renewal plan, with delivery foreseen in 2019.