Naviris, the JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group is now fully operational

January 14, 2020 – The first board meeting of Naviris, the joint venture between Fincantieri and Naval Group, took place. This partnership cements the shared desire of the two companies to build a future of excellence for the shipbuilding industry and Navies. The Alliance is the natural evolution of the historical partnership already existing between two world leaders. With more than twenty…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 9, 2019

PAE Applied Technologies Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $47,364,653 modification (P00088) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract (N00019-14-C-0038). This modification extends the period of performance and increases the ceiling to continue providing services in support of range engineering, operations and maintenance support to the Atlantic Test Range and the Atlantic Targets and Marine Operations Division of…

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First Steel Cut for First Saudi MMSA

November 18, 2019 – A “Cut Steel” event marked the start of production for the first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship on Oct. 24 at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). The MMSC is a tailored littoral combat ship variant being built for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the U.S. Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Cut Steel symbolically recognizes the…

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Naval Group & Fincantieri Joint Venture Named NAVIRIS

October 30, 2019 – Following the announcement made on 14 June 2019, when the operational terms for the incorporation of a 50/50 owned joint venture between Naval Group and Fincantieri were settled out, today the two companies announced the name of the new company: NAVIRIS, which recalls a robust partnership that guarantees a higher quality know-how, projected to an international…

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Vigor (Team RB-M) Deliver Additional Response Boats to Bahrain

October 31, 2019 – Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Vigor (Team RB-M) announced the delivery of the first three on a six vessel RB-M contract to the US Coast Guard. The boats are part of a Foreign Military Sale to The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Coast Guard. Hulls four through six are expected to ship in 2020. A total of 182…

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Fincantieri to Build Forward Sections for French LSS Program

October 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Fincantieri has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the forward sections of four vessels based on the Italian “Vulcano” design. The forward sections will be built in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), as for the “Vulcano” vessel, with deliveries to Chantiers de l’Atlantique scheduled between 2021 and 2027.…

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U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 17 (Indianapolis)

October 26, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, USS Indianapolis – the nation’s ninth Freedom-variant LCS – in Burns Harbor, Indiana. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin- (NYSE: LMT) led team into active service. “Indianapolis’ speed, flexibility and lethality bring a unique set of capabilities to the fleet,” said Joe DePietro,…

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Lockheed Martin-led Team Begins Construction on the future USS Nantucket

October 9, 2019 – Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the future USS Nantucket, with a ceremony in Marinette. As part of a ship-building tradition dating back centuries, a shipyard worker welded the initials of Polly Spencer, USS Nantucket ship sponsor and wife of U.S. Secretary of the Navy…

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U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 15 (Billings)

August 3, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Billings (LCS 15) – the nation’s eighth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – in Key West, Florida. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin-led team into active service. “Billings was designed to operate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment,” said Joe DePietro, vice president of Small Combatants…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17)

July 26, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, on July 26. The future USS Indianapolis is the 9th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette. Delivery marks…

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Navy Announces Commissioning Date for the Future USS Indianapolis

July 16, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has approved the commissioning date for the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17). The Navy will commission the littoral combat ship Oct. 26, 2019 in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The commissioning ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and the entrance of a ship into the active fleet of the U. S. Navy. Burns Harbor is…

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Littoral Combat Ship 17 (Indianapolis) Completes Acceptance Trials

June 26, 2019 – Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, the future USS Indianapolis, completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan. This is the ship’s final significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the U.S. Navy. LCS 17 is the ninth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is slated for delivery to the Navy this…

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First Steel Cut for Qatari OPV by Fincantieri

February 27, 2019 – The steel cutting ceremony of the first patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel)ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. In the awarding of this prestigious contract, Fincantieri has prevailed over other competitors thanks to a project recognized as…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Billings (LCS 15)

February 4, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Billings (LCS 15) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin, Feb. 1. The future USS Billings is the 17th littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the eighth of the Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the…

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France Places Order for Four Fincantieri AORs

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – On behalf of the French Defence procurement agency “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA), OCCAR placed on January 30th a new Logistic Support Ship (LSS) contract for 1.7 b€ (VAT incl.). In accordance with the French Defence planning law 2019-2025, this contract will enable the French Navy to progressively phase out the current logistic fleet…

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