Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved a request for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. d = new Date(); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); Britain plans to build five or six Type 31s — the number is not clear — along with eight new Type 26 frigates which will have dedicated anti-submarine warfare equipment. gtm4wp_track_downloads( "pdf,doc,docx,xls,xlsx,ppt,pptx,zip,rar,gz,tar" ); The move follows Braithwaite's October announcement that the new class of future guided-missile frigates would pay tribute to the Constellation. U.S. Navy. [CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? On 30 April 2020, it … googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); Navy leaders have also clashed with lawmakers in recent years over ships that were broken and over budget, and plans to decommission an aircraft carrier years ahead of schedule. vertical-align: -0.1em !important; Braithwaite was testifying about Navy Department readiness along with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger. }); Also known as Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (Maritime) – CAMM(M), this new missiles has already been fielded aboard the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates and the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC-class frigates. var google_tag_params = {"pageTitle":"Navy: First Constellation Frigate Will Start Fabrication This Year as Shipyard Expands - USNI News","pagePostType":"post","pagePostType2":"single-post","pageCategory":["budget-industry","news-analysis","usn"],"pageAttributes":["congressional-budget-office","ffg-62","ffgx","fincantieri","frigates","james-geurts","kenneth-braithwaite","uss-constellation"],"pagePostAuthor":"Sam LaGrone","pagePostDate":"January 15, 2021","pagePostDateYear":"2021","pagePostDateMonth":"01","pagePostDateDay":"15","browserName":"UC Browser","browserVersion":"7.0.185.1002","browserEngineName":"Blink","browserEngineVersion":"","osName":"Windows","osVersion":"10.0","deviceType":"desktop","deviceManufacturer":"","deviceModel":""}; googletag.defineSlot('/21810829768/news_usni-article-inline_banner', bannerSizes, 'div-gpt-ad-1591808661489-0').defineSizeMapping(bannerSizeMapping).addService(googletag.pubads()); var bannerSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping(). The Navy awarded the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri a $795 million contract to design and build the Navy’s newest ship. “This is a U.S. warship that’s 96 percent American products right now in the design that we produce. addSize([1200, 0], [[300,250],[336,280],[728,90],[300,100],[320,50],[320,100],[468,60],[234,60],[120,240]]). addSize([0, 0], [[300,250],[336,280],[300,100],[320,50],[320,100],[234,60],[120,240]]). //