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« em: Maio 27, 2004, 11:00:53 pm »
Lockheed, Gen'l Dynamics Get Design Deals
Thursday May 27, 5:13 pm ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD - News) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT - News) have won final design contracts that could lead to billions of dollars in orders for a new breed of quick, coastal warships, the Navy said on Thursday.

The two beat out Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN - News), which won the right to offer a competing preliminary design of the new ship last July.

The Navy said General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works unit's contract was worth $79 million. Lockheed Martin's was valued at $47 million. Both include options for construction of up to two prototypes.

The ships, projected to cost up to $250 million each, are intended to support a wide range of joint missions in the face of threats from surface craft, submarines and underwater mines.

The design contract increases the winners' chance of snagging a deal to build ships that could be worth up to $15 billion.

The Navy wants a new ship that is versatile enough to back up special operations forces, thwart torpedo-armed ultra-quiet submarines and handle a variety of spy missions.

It projects delivery of the first ship as early as fiscal 2007. The ships would be designed to receive special modules to deal with threats such as mines, submarines or fast boats carrying anti-ship missiles.

The high-speed craft, part of a new family of warships that includes the next-generation destroyer DD(X) and guided missile cruiser, will feature an advanced hull form, shallow draft and be capable of speeds up to 40 to 50 knots.


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« Responder #1 em: Maio 27, 2004, 11:07:26 pm »
É um projecto bastante interessante, pricipalmente o desenho.



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« Responder #2 em: Maio 28, 2004, 09:13:04 pm »
Tinha ideia que o projecto LCS ganhador era um monocasco mais tradicional baseado num projecto italiano. Mas estarei certamente enganado.
Este dava um bom NPO, não?
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