Navy awards Fincantieri Marinette Marine contract to build 10 FFG(X)

By Justin Katz / April 30, 2020 at 5:49 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from the Navy's acquisition chief and clarification on the service's acquisition strategy for the last 10 ships .) The Navy announced today it is awarding Fincantieri Marinette Marine a $795 million contract to design and build its next-generation frigate, FFG(X), capping off a high-profile competition among some of the largest shipbuilders. "The contract with options will provide for the delivery of up to 10 FFG(X) ships, post-delivery availability support, engineering...

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