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November 14, 2017 | Local, Naval

French and Italian firms to submit joint bid on Canadian Surface Combatant

Fincantieri of Italy and Naval Group of France have confirmed they will jointly bid the FREMM frigate for the Canadian Surface Combatant program.

Bids are due on Nov. 30.

Fincantieri General Manager Alberto Maestrini told analysts of the joint bid in a Nov. 10 teleconference.

CSC will see the construction of 15 new warships.

Maestrini also said the FREMM frigate would be well-suited for another pending program, according to a report in Defense News. “We think it will also match perfectly the requirements put forward by the U.S. Navy in their recent request for design proposals for the Future Frigate Program,” Maestrini told analysts.