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.
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.
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.