Fincantieri Announces Plan to Adapt FREMM Frigate for U.S. Navy

Fincantieri Marine Group announced further details on its plans to adapt its “Best‐in‐Class” FREMM frigate, already in service for the Italian Navy since 2012, to design the U.S. Navy’s new guided‐missile frigate, FFG(X). FINCANTIERI will lead an experienced industry team, including Gibbs & Cox and Trident Maritime Systems, to design and build these multi‐mission ships capable of conducting anti‐surface, anti‐submarine, and electronic warfare and air defense operations. As design partners, Gibbs & Cox, will leverage their experience modifying proven hull, mechanical and electrical systems to U.S. Navy standards. Trident Maritime…

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Lockheed Martin awards Gibbs & Cox contract for Functional Design for the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant

Lockheed Martin recently awarded Gibbs & Cox, the nation’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, a contract to support the Functional Design of Saudi Arabia’s Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC). A derivative of the Freedom-variant, Lockheed Martin’s MMSC was selected to fulfill the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ (RSNF) multi-mission surface combatant requirement. In May 2017, the United States Navy and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for four MMSCs. This agreement represents the first sale of a U.S.-built surface combatant to another nation…

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