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Traditional FFG(X) acquisition spurs Lockheed Martin withdrawal

Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Michael Fabey  |  May 30, 2019  |  Jane's 360


Lockheed Martin said it has opted against pursuing the guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]) detail design and construction contract as a prime contractor, and instead will focus on winning naval competitions for ship combat systems, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) processing, and advanced electronic warfare (EW) technology programmes.

Despite some public reporting to the contrary, the decision is not due to any concern about meeting ship-design requirements for the FFG(X), which has used the Lockheed Martin Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as a template, Joe DePietro, Lockheed Martin vice-president of small combatants and ship systems, told Jane's on 30 May. READ MORE...

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