20 June 2019
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has released the final solicitation for its next-generation frigate — FFG(X) Detail Design & Construction.
Proposers must have offer a fielded design. Proposals are expected from Austal, Fincantieri, GD-Bath Iron Works, and Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Technical proposals are due to the Navy on 22 August 2019 and cost proposals are due on 26 September 2019.
The Navy intends to buy not fewer than 20 ships, and is soliciting for the first ten with this solicitation.