The launching ceremony of the third PPA was held on the 13th March 2021 at Fincantieri Shipyard in Riva Trigoso – Genova.
The ship has been named after Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609 – 1680), Duke of Melfi, Author, Field Marshal and military reformer, a master of the warfare, who led Austrian armies to victory against enemies of the House of Habsburg for half a century. Montecuccoli was considered as the only commander to be the equal of the General Turenne of the French Arms under Louis XIV.
The LSS programme achieved an important milestone with the keel laying ceremony of the first Logistic Support Ship (LSS) “Jacques Chevallier” for France. The event took place at the Fincantieri naval shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, close to Naples on 10 February 2021.