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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US Navy Awards Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) Contract

April 30, 2020 – Navy awarded a contract to design and produce the next generation small surface combatant, the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) today. The contract for detail design and construction (DD&C) of up to 10 Guided Missile Frigates (consisting of one base ship and nine option ships) was awarded to Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) of Marinette, Wisconsin, officials announced.…

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Fincantieri Launches Corvette Al Zubarah for Qatar

February 27, 2020 – The technical launch of corvette “Al Zubarah,” the first of the class ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). The vessel, which will be delivered in 2021, is designed consistent with the RINAMIL rules. She will be a…

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Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Cooperstown

February 28, 2020 – The Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Feb. 29, in Marinette, Wisconsin. Mrs. Alba Tull will serve as the ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, Mrs. Tull will christen the ship by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine…

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