Serco Engineering and Design for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Small Surface Combatants

November 7, 2019 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Navy’s Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Program Executive Office (PEO) for Unmanned and Small Combatants as they design, procure, and build the Navy’s next multi-mission Small Surface Combatant. Serco will advise the Navy on technical design issues, establish the network architecture and cybersecurity of ship systems, develop system integration parameters and test requirements, establish integrated logistic support plans for the ship class, and…

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US Navy releases RFP for guided-missile frigate contract

June 20, 2019 – The U.S. Navy on June 20 released a request for proposals (RFP) for the FFG(X) detail design and construction (DD&C) contract for first 10 guided-missile frigates (one base ship and nine option ships). The RFP provides for a full and open competition and will result in a contract awarded to one company. As described in the Chief of Naval Operations’ “Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 2.0,” and in keeping with the National Defense Strategy’s stated goal of achieving a more lethal, resilient and agile force by…

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Navantia Opens Washington DC Sales Office

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia expands its international presence with the opening of a new commercial delegation in Washington, USA, which has taken place today, with the assistance of the President of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá, accompanied by the Ambassador of Spain, Santiago Cabanas and representatives of the Ministry of Defense Spain , Spanish Navy and American and Spanish industry in the country. According to Susana de Sarriá, “the opening of this new delegation responds to the objective of strengthening good relations with the Navy and American industry,…

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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works FFG(X) Concept Design Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $14.9 million contract for the concept design of the Navy’s planned Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). Bath Iron Works’ proposed design is based on a family of AEGIS Guided Missile Frigates designed by the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. The contract award enables Bath Iron Works to mature the design to meet the specifications established by the Navy that will be used for the Detail Design and Construction request for proposals. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total value…

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NAVANTIA selected for the Conceptual Design phase in the frigate program for the US Navy

Google Translation Navantia has been selected by the United States Government, together with its local partner the American shipyard General Dynamics Bath Iron Work, for the Conceptual Design phase of the FFGX frigate program. The objective of the FFGX program is the acquisition of 20 frigates with local construction in the USA, the reference design being that of the Australian frigate AWD class Hobart, derived from the F-100 class. Navantia and GD Bath Iron Works will adapt this design to the requirements of the US Navy. The Conceptual Design contract…

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Lockheed Martin Receives Freedom-variant FFG(X) Conceptual Design Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $15 million contract to mature its Freedom-variant Frigate design as a part of the Navy’s FFG(X) competition. Lockheed Martin submitted its Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) parent design in response to the U.S. Navy’s FFG(X) conceptual design solicitation with Fincantieri Marinette Marine as its shipbuilder and Gibbs & Cox as its naval architect. “We are proud of our 15-year partnership with the U.S. Navy on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship and look forward to extending it to FFG(X),” said Joe DePietro, Lockheed Martin vice president of…

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