Fincantieri launches forward section of French Navy’s 2nd LSS
The forward section of the second logistic support units LSS (Logistic Support Ship) ordered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to Fincantieri under the FLOTLOG program (Flotte logistique), was launched today at the Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard.
The FLOTLOG program consists of the construction of four Logistic Support Ships (LSS), destined for the French Navy, by the temporary consortium between Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group.
This Italian-French LSS Program is led by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) on behalf of DGA, the French Armament General Directorate, and its Italian counterpart, NAVARM.
The LSS program is similar to the units of the multi-year program for the renewal of the Italian Navy’s fleet. It combines features of transportation and transfer to other vessels of both liquid (diesel fuel, jet fuel, fresh water) and solid loads (emergency spare parts, food and ammunitions).
The first vessel, Vulcano, has been delivered by Fincantieri to the Italian Navy at the beginning of 2021.