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A Wisconsin shipbuilder won a contract for up to 10 frigates on Tuesday, beating out three other shipbuilders, as the Navy seeks to build smaller, lethal warships during a time of growing threats.

The $795 million contract calls for Fincantieri Marinette Marine to move forward with design and construction of the lead ship, with options for up to nine more frigates, the Navy announced Thursday. The contract carries a value of $5.6 billion if all 10 ships are built, the Navy said.

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We have miles and miles of shoreline here in southeastern Wisconsin, but it’s not a place you would necessarily associate with the Navy. But the Dairy State is not only home to many veterans, it's also where the U.S.S. Milwaukee was commissioned, and it's a frequent destination for the Navy's Blue Angels. 

"Milwaukee is as much a Navy town as Chicago is," says Terry Prince, Force Master Chief of Navy Medicine and director of the Hospital Corps. 

How the U.S. Navy Impacts Milwaukee's Economy

Aug 13, 2013
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A high-ranking naval leader says even though Milwaukee isn't on the high seas, the U.S. Navy is important to Milwaukee’s economic security.