Wednesday, March 1 2000
Minister of Defense Elbjorg Lower said Bazan/Lockheed Martin twill build five frigate- sized ships under the program. The first will be delivered to Norway in 2005. The value of the program is $1.4 billion. Approval by the Norwegian Parliament is required before a contract can be signed.
Members of the Bazan team include Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS), Moorestown , NJ and several Norwegian companies including
Lockheed Martin will provide the integrated weapon system (IWS) to the frigate and Norwegian industry will provide key elements of the IWS to the team.
Lockheed Martin's integrated weapon system bid is based on the U.S. Navy's Aegis combat system, for which Lockheed Martin serves as prime contractor and engineering design agent. Other notable elements of the integrated weapon system solution include a frigate-size version of the SPY-1 radar, which is the heart of the Aegis system and the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, the below-deck missile launching system designed and developed by Lockheed Martin and deployed on U.S. Navy ships and those of allied nations.
Lockheed Martin's role in the Norwegian New Frigate program is valued at approximately $500 million.
Fincantieri sells Wärtsilä
NSD stake to Metra
Metra, a Finnish public company whose other
major components include Imatra Steel., is now the 100% owner
of Wärtsilä NSD. The cooperation between Fincantieri
and Wärtsilä NSD will continue in Italy, where Wärtsilä
NSD is a major supplier of marine engines to Fincantieri's shipyards.
approves Finnish aid scheme for ice classed domestic ships
The scheme is considered as operating aid
to shipbuilding but was considered io be in accord with European
Council Regulation 1540/98 on State aid to shipbuilding.
ship order for Brazilian yard
The largest of the awards -- $38.3 million -- will provide for design, engineering, material and logistics support for the Trident program. The award also supports work at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to backfit older Trident submarines to accommodate D-5 missiles, and missile-tube maintenance at Kings Bay, Ga.
Sixty percent of the work will be performed at Groton; 11 percent at the Newport engineering office and Quonset Point facility, both in Rhode Island; 13 percent at Bangor, Wash.; and 5 percent at the Washington, D.C., engineering office.
Under the terms of the other award, Electric Boat will perform $4.2 million worth of planning work in support of Selected Restricted Availabilities (SRA) scheduled for USS Dallas (SSN-700) and USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) in 2001. The option to perform the maintenance and upgrade work at the New London submarine base will be worth $12.4 million, bringing the total potential value for the SRAs to $16.6 million.