Thursday, December 10, 2020

Costly Navy Frigate Cited by Lawmakers for ‘Significant’ Risks

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — House and Senate defense lawmakers say the Navy’s new frigate program faces “significant risks” amid a surge in cost estimates for the next-generation vessel built by...

December 10, 2020
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Navy Names New Frigates the “Constellation Class”

U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite has selected “Constellation” as the name of the Navy’s newest class of frigates. The name was announced by Braithwaite this week while aboard the museum...

October 8, 2020
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Bigger Navy Frigates Risk Oversized $1.4 Billion Cost Per Ship

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Navy truncated orders for its ill-fated Littoral Combat Ship because the small vessels were vulnerable to attack and too lightly armed. Now, a new report...

May 7, 2020
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Thursday, April 30, 2020

U.S. Navy Awards Guided Missile Frigates Contract to Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine Corporation

The U.S. Navy has awarded Marinette Marine Corporation with the detail design and construction contract for up to 10 Guided Missile Frigates.  The initial contract covers one base ship for...

April 30, 2020
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Navy to Delay Award of Frigate Construction for a Year

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy will delay by at least a year plans to award a multibillion-dollar construction contract for a frigate meant to succeed the troubled...

May 4, 2017
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Maritime News

Congress Urged to Delay $9 Billion Navy Plan for Frigates

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Congress should consider delaying an upcoming U.S. Navy request for as much as $9 billion to start work on 12 better-armed successor vessels to the troubled...

April 18, 2017
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
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U.S. Navy: They Will be Called Frigates

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Thursday said the Navy would rename the modified Littoral Combat Ships it plans to build in coming years as "frigates," given their enhanced capabilities.

January 15, 2015
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