Fincantieri Marinette Marine to Design Large Unmanned Vessel for US Navy

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.  – The Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy awarded a contract yesterday to Fincantieri Marinette Marine for design and engineering work on the Navy’s future large unmanned surface vessel.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine and five other companies will receive nearly $7million each for conceptual design work over the next year. The Navy is expected to use these studies for detailed design and construction of additional unmanned vessels.

“We are interested in helping build tomorrow’s Navy, including manned and unmanned vessels,” said Dario Deste, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group.  “We are committed to sharing our technical expertise and industry-leading practices to give the Navy a competitive conceptual design for their large unmanned vessels.”

Four months ago, Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to build the Navy’s first-in-class guided-missile frigate, with options for nine follow-on ships collectively worth nearly $5.5B.


About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri Marine Group is the American subsidiary of Fincantieri, and operates three Great Lakes shipyards: Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, and Fincantieri ACE Marine. Fincantieri Marine Group’s more than 2,100 steelworkers, craftsman, engineers and technician specialize in the design, construction and maintenance of merchant ships and government vessels, including for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

For more information:

Point of Contact: Eric Dent, Director of Communications | Fincantieri Marine Group | (202) 488-4783


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