NAVAIR completed PALS and JPALS certification for the UK RN aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Italian Navy lines up new submarines
Fincantieri and OCCAR signed a contract on 26 February for the construction of two next-generation submarines for the Italian Navy, with two additional boats potentially acquired on option.
The acquisition is part of the Italian Navy’s Near Future Submarine programme and is an evolution of the U212A programme carried out in cooperation with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, that delivered four conventionally-powered submarines to Italy between 2006-2017.
The total contract value for the first two vessels, including relevant logistics support, amounts to €1.35 billion ($1.63 billion). Delivery of the first two boats is scheduled for 2027 and 2029.
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