Naval Group & Fincantieri Joint Venture Named NAVIRIS

October 30, 2019 – Following the announcement made on 14 June 2019, when the operational terms for the incorporation of a 50/50 owned joint venture between Naval Group and Fincantieri were settled out, today the two companies announced the name of the new company: NAVIRIS, which recalls a robust partnership that guarantees a higher quality know-how, projected to an international scenario. The name was presented during the recent Steering Committee held in Genoa (it meets every quarter alternatively in France and Italy) and is a new step in the strong…

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Vigor (Team RB-M) Deliver Additional Response Boats to Bahrain

October 31, 2019 – Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Vigor (Team RB-M) announced the delivery of the first three on a six vessel RB-M contract to the US Coast Guard. The boats are part of a Foreign Military Sale to The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Coast Guard. Hulls four through six are expected to ship in 2020. A total of 182 RB-Ms have been built by Team RB-M. FMM was the prime contractor and program manager. Vigor fabricated the vessels at its Seattle, Washington facility using high temp resistant aluminum. The…

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Fincantieri to Build Forward Sections for French LSS Program

October 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Fincantieri has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the forward sections of four vessels based on the Italian “Vulcano” design. The forward sections will be built in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), as for the “Vulcano” vessel, with deliveries to Chantiers de l’Atlantique scheduled between 2021 and 2027. The contract is part of the FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program, which provides for the construction of four Logistic Support Ships (LSS) for the French Navy by the temporary consortium between…

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U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 17 (Indianapolis)

October 26, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, USS Indianapolis – the nation’s ninth Freedom-variant LCS – in Burns Harbor, Indiana. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin- (NYSE: LMT) led team into active service. “Indianapolis’ speed, flexibility and lethality bring a unique set of capabilities to the fleet,” said Joe DePietro, vice president and general manager of Small Combatants and Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin. “She is equipped and ready for today’s threats and can easily integrate new capabilities for tomorrow’s…

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Lockheed Martin-led Team Begins Construction on the future USS Nantucket

October 9, 2019 – Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the future USS Nantucket, with a ceremony in Marinette. As part of a ship-building tradition dating back centuries, a shipyard worker welded the initials of Polly Spencer, USS Nantucket ship sponsor and wife of U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, into the ship’s keel plate. This plate will be affixed to the ship and travel with Nantucket throughout its commissioned life. “The USS Nantucket will confront many complex…

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U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 15 (Billings)

August 3, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Billings (LCS 15) – the nation’s eighth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – in Key West, Florida. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin-led team into active service. “Billings was designed to operate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment,” said Joe DePietro, vice president of Small Combatants and Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin. “She is equipped and ready for today’s threats and easily modifiable to meet the threats we may not even be aware of yet. Our…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17)

July 26, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, on July 26. The future USS Indianapolis is the 9th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette. Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for Oct. 26 in Burns Harbor, Indiana.…

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Navy Announces Commissioning Date for the Future USS Indianapolis

July 16, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has approved the commissioning date for the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17). The Navy will commission the littoral combat ship Oct. 26, 2019 in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The commissioning ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and the entrance of a ship into the active fleet of the U. S. Navy. Burns Harbor is on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and is 160 miles north of Indianapolis. Mrs. Jill Donnelly, the wife of former Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, is the ship’s…

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Littoral Combat Ship 17 (Indianapolis) Completes Acceptance Trials

June 26, 2019 – Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, the future USS Indianapolis, completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan. This is the ship’s final significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the U.S. Navy. LCS 17 is the ninth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is slated for delivery to the Navy this year. “LCS 17 is joining the second-largest class of ships in the U.S. Navy fleet, and we are proud to get the newest Littoral Combat Ship one step closer to…

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First Steel Cut for Qatari OPV by Fincantieri

February 27, 2019 – The steel cutting ceremony of the first patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel)ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. In the awarding of this prestigious contract, Fincantieri has prevailed over other competitors thanks to a project recognized as the most advanced and innovative of all and an experience gained in the construction of hi-tech vessels. The contract, amounting for Fincantieri to approx. 4 billion euros, envisages the supply…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Billings (LCS 15)

February 4, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Billings (LCS 15) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin, Feb. 1. The future USS Billings is the 17th littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the eighth of the Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder, part of a Lockheed Martin-led team, to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for later…

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France Places Order for Four Fincantieri AORs

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – On behalf of the French Defence procurement agency “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA), OCCAR placed on January 30th a new Logistic Support Ship (LSS) contract for 1.7 b€ (VAT incl.). In accordance with the French Defence planning law 2019-2025, this contract will enable the French Navy to progressively phase out the current logistic fleet and commission 4 brand new vessels, the first two of which shall be delivered by 2025. The LSSs will be modern and highly effective double-hulled ships, which will comply with…

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ITS Spartaco Schergat Launched by Fincantieri in Genoa

January 26, 2019 – The launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, took place today at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa). The 10 FREMM vessels have been commissioned to Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French cooperation program under the coordination of OCCAR (Organization Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for cooperation on arms). Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Anna Rosa Aonzo Grillo, daughter of the Golden…

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ITS Carlo Margottini Deploys to Middle East and Arabian Sea

January 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini left from the naval base of La Spezia, to start a naval campaign that will involve her in the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Arabian Sea (MOMA) to carry out activities of presence and surveillance to protect lines of maritime traffic of national interest. The campaign is also part of the activities carried out in the field of international cooperation and dialogue between the countries in the area with which Italy has important political-diplomatic, economic and…

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