Everett Future Homeport for New Constellation Class Frigates

June 2, 2021 – Naval Station Everett was designated as the Navy’s future homeport for the initial ships of the next generation of guided missile frigates, a new and improved class of small surface combatant ships. The planned relocation of USS Nimitz’s homeport from Bremerton to Everett, in 2020, has not occurred and it is unclear if Everett’s days as…

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mtu Generators for Constellation Class Frigates

May 11, 2021 – Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its mtu naval generator sets for phase one of the U.S. Navy’s Constellation (FFG-62) class frigate program, previously known as the FFG(X) program. Rolls-Royce has received a contract for the first shipset to provide four mtu naval generator sets, each rated at 3000 kWe at 1800 rpm. The Navy Constellation…

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Rolls-Royce to Design & Build Constellation Class Frigate Propellors

April 27, 2021 – Rolls-Royce has reached agreement with Fincantieri Marinette Marine to design and manufacture up to 40 fixed-pitch propellers for the U.S. Navy’s Constellation-class (FFG-62) guided missile frigate program. Fincantieri was awarded the shipbuilding contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2020, to design and build the first FFG-62 class frigate. The program of record…

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Austal Breaks Ground on Steel Shipbuilding Yard

March 29, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that construction has officially commenced on Austal USA’s new steel shipbuilding facility, in Mobile, Alabama. Austal USA hosted a ceremony at the company’s shipyard on Friday 26th March 2021, to mark the start of construction of a new steel shipbuilding facility that will provide the capability to meet increasing demand…

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L3Harris Awarded Systems Integration Contract for Constellation Class Frigates

February 8, 2021 – L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract by Fincantieri Marinette Marine for the shipboard integration and production of major subsystems onboard the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile frigate FFG 62. L3Harris is prepared to support the Navy’s plans to build at least 10 ships. The value of the L3Harris program could exceed $300 million if all design, development,…

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GE to Provide Fincantieri with LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine to Power United States Navy’s Next-Generation FFG 62 Frigate

December 16, 2020 – GE Marine announced a contract to provide Fincantieri Marinette Marine with a GE LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbine to power the United States Navy’s Constellation class (FFG 62) frigate. GE also will provide the gas turbine auxiliary skids (electric start, fuel forwarding and water wash systems) and the gas turbine control system. The new U.S. Navy…

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SECNAV Names Future Guided Missile Frigate USS Congress

December 4, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Dec. 2 that the U.S. Navy’s second Constellation class guided-missile frigate will be named USS Congress (FFG 63). Braithwaite made the announcement during a hearing on Navy and Marine Corps Readiness with the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on Capitol Hill. “To honor and…

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Philadelphia Gear to Supply Critical Components for U.S. Navy Frigate Program

October 21, 2020 – The Timken Company is building on its decades-long relationship with the United States Navy. The Navy recently announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) will build its new Constellation (FFG-62) Class of guided-missile frigates and FMM has chosen Timken’s Philadelphia Gear business to supply the main reduction gears. Philadelphia Gear will design the critical elements of the…

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