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Waiting brief for second half of FFG(X) design process

2nd July 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The US Navy is another step closer to rectifying a gap in its fleet structure following the axing of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates  as the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has issued the final RfP that will deliver the first 10 hulls in the FFG(X) programme

Between the two-variant LCS programme and the Flight III Arleigh Burke’s, a gap has yawned for a US Navy that desperately needs cheaper hulls yet still be able to operate in a contested environment.

Issued on 20 June the RfP will likely see proposals from General Dynamics, Fincantieri Marinette Marine,

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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