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17 February 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:52 GMT+1

June 25, 2018

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Launched to Muggiano the unit of logistic support Volcano

It is commissioned to Fincantieri in the within of the plan of renewal of the fleet of Marina Militare Italiana

Friday in the ship yard of Muggiano of the Fincantieri group has carried out the ceremony of launch of the Volcano, unit of logistic support LSS (LogisticSupportShip) commissioned in the within of the pluriennale plan of renewal of the fleet of the Marina Militare Italiana whom it previews, besides the LSS, the construction of an unit from transport and disembarkation (LHD, that is Landing Helicopter Dock), also previewed it in this yard with delivery in 2022, let alone of seven polyvalent pattugliatori of height (PPA), with ulterior three as an option. The launch of the first pattugliatore is previewed in 2019, with delivery in 2021. The deliveries of the next ones are previewed in 2022, 2023, 2024 with two unit, 2025 and 2026.

The LogisticSupportShip Volcano, that it is long 193 meters and it will be able to accommodate 235 people between crew and specialists, is an unit of logistic support to the endowed fleet also of ability sanitary hospital worker and thanks to the presence of a hospital completely equipped, with salt surgical, radiology and analysis, cabinet dental, and zone stay in hospital that will be able to receive until 17 hospitalized serious ones. The ship conjugates ability to transport and transfer to other cargo units naval liquids (diesel oil, aviation fuel, fresh water) and solid (rations and ammunition, spare parts) and to carry out in sea operations of repair and maintenance in favor of other units. The systems of defense are limited to the ability to command and control in tactical scenes, to the communications and not lethal the dissuasive systems of defense. The unit is able to embark also systems of defense more complexes and to become a platform for systems of intelligence and electronic warfare.

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