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.
At the presence of Mr. Matteo Bisceglia (OCCAR-EA Director), the Vice Admiral Massimo Guma (Italian Programme Committee Representative), and Eng. Giuseppe Giordo and Eng. Marco De Fazio (FINCANTIERI and LEONARDO Company), the formal inauguration of the new premises in Rome occurred on 26th November 2020.
OCCAR-EA signed a contract for the production of nine Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) primary systems with Thales Defense Mission Systems (TDMS) in November 2020. Three of these nine primary systems will be delivered to the United Kingdom (UK), four primary systems (plus two additional as options, to be exercised in 2021) to France.