The U.S. Navy has awarded a $39 million contract modification to Fincantieri Marinette Marine for engineering and class-support requirements to support the detail design and construction of Constellation-class frigates. The majority of this work is expected to be completed in Marinette, Wisconsin.
In April 2020, Fincantieri Marinette Marine received the award to build the initial Constellation-class frigate, along with options for nine additional ships and various design and training services. The estimated total value of the frigate contract is $5.5 billion.
The Navy exercised two options for follow-on ships: the future USS Chesapeake and USS Congress. Construction on the first-in-class frigate, the future USS Constellation, is expected to start at the end of August.
Find out more about the contract at defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract/Article/3128483.