CNO Visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard

March 23, 2021 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday traveled to Marinette, Wisconsin on March 23, to visit Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard. During the visit, CNO toured the facility and received briefs on a range of topics, including the Navy’s new Constellation-class Guided-Missile Frigate (FFG) and Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LUSV) development. “One of the most important…

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Fincantieri Launches Raimondo Montecuccoli

March 13, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 13, at the Fincantieri factory in Riva Trigoso (GE), the launching ceremony of the third Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ( PPA ) took place, named after the general, politician and writer Raimondo Montecuccoli. The event, held in a reduced form in compliance with Covid anti-contagion measures, was attended by the Undersecretary of State…

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Fincantieri Lays Bow Section Keel for LSS Jacques Chevalier

February 10, 2021 – The keel-laying of the forward section of “Jacques Chevallier,” the first of four logistic support units LSS (Logistic Support Ship) ordered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to Fincantieri under the FLOTLOG program (“Flotte logistique”), took place at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard. The sections will be built at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard with deliveries to Chantiers…

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Fincantieri Updates Progress on Qatar Program

February 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – The technical launch of “Damsah” and the setting up of “Sumaysimah”, respectively second and fourth units of the “Al Zubarah” corvette class, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) plant , commissioned from Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defense as part of the national naval acquisition program and scheduled for delivery in…

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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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Fincantieri Officially Begins SEA Defense Project

February 3, 2021 – Fincantieri has officially started its activities within the SEA Defence project, which has been selected within the European Defense Industrial Development Program (EDIDP 2019) and has started last December. The EDIDP, which paves the way for the European Defence Fund, focuses on strengthening the European defence technological and industrial base, as well as on increasing the…

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Fincantieri Signs Cooperation Agreement with Cochin Shipyard

October 27, 2020 – Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the leading shipbuilder in India. With this agreement Fincantieri enhances its presence in the country, providing further momentum to the long-standing partnership with the governmental group CSL, which owns facilities both on the East and West…

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Secretary of the Navy Announces FFG 62 will be USS Constellation

October 7, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced USS Constellation (FFG 62) as the name for the first ship in the new Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) class of ships Oct. 7 while aboard the museum ship Constellation in Baltimore Inner Harbor. The name was selected in honor of the first U.S. Navy ships authorized by Congress…

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Fincantieri Launches First Omani OPV

September 18, 2020 – The technical launch of the first-in-class patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Musherib”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard, at the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini, of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

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Littoral Combat Ship 21 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) Completes Acceptance Trials

August 24, 2020 – Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan. Trials included a full-power run, maneuverability testing, and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship’s combat system. Major systems and features were demonstrated, including aviation support, small boat launch handling and recovery and machinery control and automation. Now that…

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