US NAVY AWARDS CONCEPT DESIGN CONTRACT
the us Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $14.9 million contract for the concept design of the Navy’s planned Guided Missile frigate (ffG(X)). the proposed design is based on a family of AeGIs Guided Missile frigates designed by the spanish shipbuilder Navantia. the contract award enables Bath Iron Works to mature the design to meet the specifications established by the Navy that will be used for the Detail Design and Construction request for proposals. the contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to $22.9 million.