Naval Group delivers LSS Jacques Chevallier to French Navy

French defence contractor Naval Group has delivered the first of four new logistic support ships (LSS) to the French Navy.

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As informed, the delivery ceremony for the ship Jacques Chevallier was held at Toulon naval base on 18 July. The ship measures 194 meters in length, with a displacement of 31,000 tonns.

Launched in 2019 and built in Saint-Nazaire by Naval Group and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the Jacques Chevallier returned to its home port of Toulon in March 2023 to carry out sea trials.

The keel-laying of Jacques Chevallier took place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in late December 2021.

The final assembly of the second BRF, Jacques Stosskopf, will begin in Saint-Nazaire at the start of 2024, to be ready for delivery in 2025.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique is responsible for all of the design and construction of the four vessels and is responsible for the integration and assembly of the on-board systems. Naval Group is responsible for designing, developing, integrating and maintaining operational the ship’s military systems, including the combat system and the systems contributing to the reception capacity of aircraft and the loading of ammunition. 

This FLOTLOG program is piloted by the DGA, in cooperation with Italy, under a contract carried out by the Joint Armament Cooperation Organization (OCCAR).

Yesterday, Fincantieri revealed that it has launched the forward section of the second LSS.

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