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US Navy to request bids for new frigate this summer

27th March 2019 - 11:00 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


The US Navy is on track to release the final RfP for the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) this summer, according to a key service official.

‘We are on or ahead of our schedule for the full RfP and the competition,’ navy acquisition chief James Geurts testified on 26 March before the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower and projection forces panel. 

The navy is evaluating industry feedback on the draft RfP, which it issued on 1 March, well before its June target. A contract award for the ship’s detail design and construction is slated for Q4 of FY2020. 

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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