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Fincantieri has begun to upgrade its facility used to launch ships at its Marinette Marine business’ shipyard in Wisconsin as the U.S. Navy’s decision on its future frigate program nears, Defense News reported Wednesday. Competition for the FFG(X) frigate program is slated to commence in the summer of 2019 once the service completes a series of design assessments with top five proposers.

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine have delivered two Freedom-class littoral combat ships to the U.S. Navy. The USS Sioux City and USS Wichita vessels will be based at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., and commissioned in late 2018, Lockheed said Thursday. LCS 11 and 13 will join the other ships such as USS Milwaukee, […] More
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine hosted a keel laying ceremony in Marinette, Wis., for the U.S. Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship, which will be named USS Cooperstown. Ellen Tillapaugh, mayor of Cooperstown, N.Y., welded her initials onto a steel plate that will be placed on the Freedom-class ship to complete the authentication process, Lockheed said Tuesday. […] More
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri have performed the keel-laying for the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul littoral combat ship at latter company’s Marinette Marine site in Wisconsin. The companies are currently conducting the Freedom-class LCS’ full-rate production, having delivered five of them to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed said Thursday. During the keel-laying ceremony, Jodi Greene, the ship’s sponsor, had her initials welded […] More
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has visited the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin and met with the shipbuilders and sailors of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship program. Mabus saw the six LCS ships currently in construction under the Lockheed Martin-led team during his tour of the shipyard, the company said Monday. The team has delivered four Freedom-variant LCS to the Navy […] More
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri subsidiary Marinette Marine have received a $232 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to build two new littoral combat ships, plus another LCS if the added contract option is exercised. Fincantieri said Thursday Congress has appropriated full funding for LCS 21 and advanced procurement funding for LCS 23, while funding for LCS 25 under the […] More
Jan Allman, formerly a Navistar Corp. executive, will join the Fincantieri Marine Group-owned Marinette Marine Corp. subsidiary as president, CEO and general manager on Monday. “This is the logical next step in Fincantieri’s unwavering commitment and continued investment in the US market,” Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono said June 16. Allman is also a veteran of Ford Motor […] More
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