Fairbanks Morse Engine Ships USS Cleveland (LCS 31) Engines to Marinette Marine

August 17, 2021 – Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME), a division of Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), shipped two 16-cylinder Fairbanks Morse engines to Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis., for the USS Cleveland (LCS 31), the 16th ship of the U.S. Navy’s Freedom-class LCS variant. FME was awarded a contract in 2019 to build and deliver Main Propulsion Diesel Engines (MPDE’s)…

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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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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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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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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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