Fincantieri has delivered the seventh of a series of 10 FREMM vessels, “Federico Martinengo” to the Italian Navy. The FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates has been commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation)
Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine and Huntington Ingalls were each awarded approximately $15 million for conceptual design of the Guided-missile Frigate (FFG(X)) project. The US Navy will evaluate the work of the five companies over the next 16 months before a final request for proposal in 2019 and a contract award in 2020, a US DoD contract announcement said
The US Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9), the nation's fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) on the Buffalo River on Saturday. The ship is built by a Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine team and completed its acceptance trials in August and was delivered to the US Navy on Sept
Fincantieri-Naval Group are bidding for the Canadian Navy's surface combatant ship procurement program competing against Lockheed Martin-BAE Systems and Navantia-Saab who are in the race to supply next-generation ships. Under the country's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, a $38
Italian Fincantieri has delivered the last two of four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to the Bangladesh coast guard (BCG). The OPVs are derived from the modernization and conversion of dismantled Minerva-class corvette of the Italian Navy
he US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a contract to build an additional LCS under the 2017 congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship. LCS 27 will be built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the Midwest's only naval shipyard, and is the 14th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the US Navy to date
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri will take control of France's STX shipyard to create one of the largest naval shipbuilding companies in the world. The Italian and French governments struck a deal in Lyon yesterday to end a dispute between the two countries after France had unexpectedly blocked a takeover of the STX shipyard by Fincantieri this summer, citing job and strategic concerns, AFP reported
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Frances Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has offered to expand shipbuilding cooperation with Italy into naval vessels to renegotiate STX France shipyard ownership deal. Le Maire said in an interview published on Sunday by Le Journal du Dimanche that he will open renegotiations in Rome on August 1, Reuters reports
Norwegian Police Directorate has chosen Leonardos AW169 as their new law enforcement chopper, following a tender for their helicopter service modernization programme. The contract, expected to be signed in August 2017, will include three aircraft, with an option for a further three units, and a 10 year maintenance package
France has threatened to nationalize the STX France Defence Shipyard if Italy, which has sought a majority stake, does not accept its offer of equal ownership. Italy turned down yesterday the French proposal to of an equal share in STX France's ownership with Paris, saying it wanted the Italian state-owned Fincantieri shipbuilder to have a majority stake and control of the board,
Australia today issued a Request for Tender (RFT) to BAE, Fincantieri and Navantia who have been shortlisted in its AU$35 billion Future Frigate project, said to be the largest project of its kind in the world. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said in an official release, “Todays announcement shows the Government is on track to begin construction of the Future Frigates in 2020 in Adelaide
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