Navy awards five conceptual design contracts for future frigate competition

By Lee Hudson  
February 16, 2018 at 5:25 PM
The Navy has awarded conceptual design contracts to Austal USA, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Lockheed Martin at $14.9 million apiece for the guided missile frigate replacement program, as it readies to later down select to one vendor. Inside the Navy previously reported Huntington Ingalls Industries would offer a variant of its National Security Cutter for the competition, and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has partnered with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia...

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