The Navy has begun to acquire the 7 PPAs (Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels) of the class Thaon of Revel.
The first two units are currently operational, both in configuration and "light", too (The Montecuccoli è lightplus).
Deliveries will be completed in 2026 with the Domenico Millelire in version full.
Of the seven patrol boats that will enter service, only two will be in configuration full, therefore suitable for combat tasks ...
Why are the ships that are served first always the last to be delivered?
What are the characteristics of these units (fruit of the "naval law" of Admiral De Giorgi)?
Why were they called "patrol boats", vessels with the displacement of a frigate?
We will discuss it Friday 14 at 10.00 together with Tiziano Ciocchetti, the head of the "military world" area of the newspaper, in a new episode of Single use (Defense Online Facebook and YouTube social channels).
We are waiting for you!
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