Fincantieri Marinette Marine to Design Large Unmanned Vessel for US Navy

leader of ship repair and maintenance companies

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.  – The Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy awarded a contract yesterday to Fincantieri Marinette Marine for design and engineering work on the Navy’s future large unmanned surface vessel.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine and five other companies will receive nearly $7million each for conceptual design work over the next year. The Navy is expected to use these studies for detailed design and construction of additional unmanned vessels.

“We are interested in helping build tomorrow’s Navy, including manned and unmanned vessels,” said Dario Deste, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group.  “We are committed to sharing our technical expertise and industry-leading practices to give the Navy a competitive conceptual design for their large unmanned vessels.”

Four months ago, Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to build the Navy’s first-in-class guided-missile frigate, with options for nine follow-on ships collectively worth nearly $5.5B.


About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri Marine Group is the American subsidiary of Fincantieri, and operates three Great Lakes shipyards: Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, and Fincantieri ACE Marine. Fincantieri Marine Group’s more than 2,100 steelworkers, craftsman, engineers and technician specialize in the design, construction and maintenance of merchant ships and government vessels, including for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

For more information:

Point of Contact: Eric Dent, Director of Communications | Fincantieri Marine Group | (202) 488-4783


Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest FMG news straight to your inbox.


Headquarters Washington DC
55 15th St NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
Fincantieri Marine Group - GBO
2465 Marina Circle
Green Bay, WI 84034
ACE Marine
201 S Pearl Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Marinette Marine
1600 Ely Street
Marinette, WI 54143
Bay Shipbuilding
605 N 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235