Navy Goes Italian For Frigates

Brody Ladd | 05/15/2020

On April 30, the U.S. Navy announced that it had chosen a design for its future frigate competition. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri will construct the new warships at its Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin. The design, an artist's impression of which is seen above, is based on Italy's Carlo Bergamini-class multirole frigates. In 2017, the U.S. Navy decided that it needed a larger, more robust surface combatant to address future threats, with an eye on conflicts with peer adversaries....

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