The delivery of the bow section of "Jacques Chevallier" took place at the Castellammare di Stabia plant, the first of four LSS (Logistic Support Ship) units ordered from Fincantieri by Chantiers de l'Atlantique as part of the FLOTLOG program ("Flotte logistique").
The FLOTLOG program involves the construction of four logistic support vessels (LSS) for the French Navy by the temporary consortium formed by Chantiers de l'Atlantique and Naval Group as part of the Italian-French LSS program led by OCCAR (Organization for the joint armaments cooperation) on behalf of DGA, the French Directorate General for Armaments, and its Italian counterpart NAVARM.
The LSS project, like that of the other units of the multi-year program for the renewal of the fleet of our Navy, is characterized by a very high level of innovation that makes the ship extremely flexible in the different profiles of use and with a high degree of efficiency. .
The LSS combines transport and transfer capacities to other naval units of liquid cargo (diesel, aviation fuel, fresh water) and solid cargo (spare parts, food and ammunition). The first unit, “Vulcano”, was delivered by Fincantieri to the Italian Navy at the beginning of 2021.