President Trump is touting the efforts of a Wisconsin shipyard and the U.S. military.
He visited Fincantieri Marinette Marine to officially launch a new five-point-five billion dollar Navy shipbuilding contract to construct up to ten guided-missile frigates. The initiative will create up to one-thousand jobs in the region.
The President said it’s part of his administration’s effort to restore the military. Trump said the ships will feature some of the most advanced air research and air search radar capabilities in naval history.
The FFGX is 30-times more powerful than the previous generation and will come equipped with a helicopter and unmanned drone. The President added the ship offers the overwhelming force America needs to fight its enemies.