Built by Fincantieri, the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) “Jacques Chevallier ”, named after a renowned French Naval Engineer of the 20th Century, has logged its first nautical miles at sea on the 20th of December 2022. During this period, several platform systems have been tested by the Temporary Consortium to prepare the next trials at sea.
The delivery of the LSS “Jacques Chevallier” to the French Navy is scheduled in 2023, four years after the signature of the LSS contract in January 2019.
Jacques Chevallier was a naval Engineer. He was a pioneer in the nuclear propulsion field for French submarines and assumed the role of “Délégué Général pour l’Armement” from 1986 until 1989.
OCCAR manages the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) Programme for Italy and France. The LSS Programme comprises the Development and Production of five ships, along with In Service Support. The ships have been designed from the outset with enhanced “dual use” features for military operations and civilian rescue operations.
LSS will be capable of supporting multiple missions, ranging from naval Joint Task Force to HQ afloat operations, providing medical support (NATO Role 1 / Role 2 Basic) and transporting naval and aviation fuel, fresh water, ammunitions, lubricating oil, food, spare parts and 20 ft ISO containers.
During peacetime, LSS is designed to support Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Assistance Operations and will display modular capabilities, such as modular hospital, electrical power/drinkable water ashore and 20 ft ISO containers).
With its state of-the art design and technical features, the ship will meet the requirements of a modern Navy in numerous scenarios, integrating projected future Naval challenges.
LSS will offer an extraordinary capacity and a high degree of flexibility with minimal support costs.
The units are fully interoperable with NATO and EU partners and will be more versatile than the present generation of logistic ships, benefiting from an extensive use of the modularity concept.
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