BAE Systems’ Mk 110 57mm Selected for Constellation Class Frigates

BAE Systems has received a $26 million contract to equip the U.S. Navy’s Constellation class frigates with the fully automatic 57mm Mk 110 naval gun. The contract awarded earlier this month includes engineering support and calls for two Mk 110s for the USS Constellation (FFG 62) and USS Congress (FFG 63). The new Constellation class of multi-mission guided-missile frigates is…

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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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