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Five yards secure FFG(X) concept design contracts

19 February 2018

Key Points

  • Austal USA, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Lockheed Martin have each received 16-month contracts
  • The 16-month contracts will allow the navy to better understand cost and capability drivers and inform the final specifications for a follow-on competition

Five shipyards have been selected by the US Navy (USN) to develop their rival design concepts to meet the needs of the service’s projected guided-missile frigate replacement (FFG[X]) programme.

Austal USA, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW), Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), and Lockheed Martin have each received 16-month contracts worth USD15 million apiece from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

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