Production activities for the second submarine of the U212NFS acquisition program, a cutting-edge initiative by the Italian Navy, have commenced at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia. This program, managed by the international organization for joint armament cooperation OCCAR, includes two vessels contracted in 2021 for delivery in 2027 and 2029. Furthermore, parliamentary approval has been granted for a third submarine, along with the establishment of a Training Center. The U212NFS submarines will exhibit a high level of innovation, featuring significant design modifications independently developed by Fincantieri to fulfill the Navy's requirements. This program addresses the pressing need for robust underwater spatial surveillance and control capabilities, considering the complexities of future underwater operations and the approaching retirement of the currently deployed "Sauro" class submarines. Additionally, it aims to strengthen Fincantieri's strategic and innovative industrial expertise while bolstering its technological leadership. The program will involve major industries, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the company's supply chain in developing technologically advanced component parts of Italian origin.