A consortium led by Italian company Fincantieri has signed a contract with OCCAR (Organization Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for joint armament cooperation) for the construction of a second logistic support ship (LSS) for the Italian Navy.
As informed, the consortium Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Impresa (RTI) signed this agreement which also includes an option for the third unit.
The LSS will be entirely built at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard, with delivery scheduled for 2025. The value of the contract is approximately $463 million including the combat system.
Furthermore, the order also includes the provision of support over the lifecycle of the vessel in the first ten years, divided into logistics and in-service support (maintenance), as well as the supply of naval components and machinery produced by Fincantieri Mechanical Systems and Components Unit, including shaft lines, steering system, maneuvering thrusters, fin stabilizers, and other handling systems.
The first LSS Vulcano (A5335) was delivered by Fincantieri in March this year.
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