Tag Archives: frigate

Fincantieri Updates Ship-Launching Facility in Wisconsin in Preparation for Navy’s Future Frigate Program

Fincantieri has begun to upgrade its facility used to launch ships at its Marinette Marine business’ shipyard in Wisconsin as the U.S. Navy’s decision on its future frigate program nears, Defense News reported Wednesday. Competition for the FFG(X) frigate program is slated to commence in the summer of 2019 once the service completes a series of design assessments with top five proposers.

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Thomas Kennedy: Raytheon Seeks to Replace Existing Surface-to-Surface Missiles With NSM

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy, a two-time Wash100 recipient, has said the company intends to make the Naval Strike Missile program a “multibillion-dollar franchise opportunity” by replacing the current international and local inventory of surface-to-surface missiles, Defense News reported Thursday. NSM is a joint effort of Raytheon and Norway-based Kongsberg and is …

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Naval Group, Fincantieri Team Up to Pursue Canadian Surface Combatant Ship Program

Naval Group and Fincantieri have partnered to submit a joint proposal to the Canadian government for the development of a surface combat ship. Both companies aim to offer Canada an “off-the-shelf” naval platform based on the FREMM multimission frigate designed for French and Italian navies, Fincantieri said Friday. Canada intends to procure up to 15 …

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Lockheed Renews Partnership With Spain-Based Shipbuilder Navantia

Lockheed Martin and Spain-based shipbuilding company Navantia have agreed to extend their partnership and jointly explore potential business opportunities in the surface ship and naval combat technology markets. The alliance commemorates the 20th anniversary of a collaborative effort to integrate the Aegis Combat System onto the Spanish navy’s F-100 frigates, Lockheed said Thursday. F-100 …

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UK to Acquire New General Purpose Frigates

The U.K. government has issued a National Shipbuilding Strategy that calls for the procurement of new general purpose frigates. The first five Type 31e frigates would cost less than $329 million each and are slated to enter service by 2023, the British government said in a press release posted Wednesday. Type 31e …

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Lockheed Subsidiary to Update Chilean Frigate Combat Mgmt System

Lockheed Martin‘s Canadian arm has secured a contract to update the combat management system and subsystems on three Type 23 frigates of the Chilean navy. The company said Tuesday its CMS 330 system was chosen to replace the current system used on Chile’s Type 23 frigates after a worldwide competitive tender process. Rosemary Chapdelaine, vice president of rotary …

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Report: Lockheed Drops Plans to Join Navy Over-the-Horizon Missile Devt Competition

Lockheed Martin has decided not to bid on a U.S. Navy contract to develop an over-the-horizon missile for the service branch’s frigates and littoral combat ships, Defense News reported Wednesday. Lockheed’s decision came after Boeing decided to withdraw from the Over-the-Horizon Weapon System competition earlier this month. “As the current OTH-WS …

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Report: France Awards $4B Frigate Devt Contract to DCNS, Thales

France’s defense procurement agency has named DCNS and Thales as prime contractors on a potential $4.1 billion contract to build five intermediate frigates for the French navy, Defense News reported Monday. Pierre Tran writes DCNS and Thales will respectively serve as shipbuilder and electronics provider of Belharra-class frigates under the contract. The first delivery will occur in 2023, …

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Airbus’ Defense & Space Business to Provide Radars for Navy LCS Program

Airbus‘ defense and space business has entered into a contract with its electronics and border security affiliate to deliver naval radars for the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program. Airbus said Wednesday it will provide TRS-4D radars through Freedom-class prime contractor Lockheed Martin. Mike Cosentino, president of Airbus’ defense and space segment, said TRS-4D …

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