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Hyundai Heavy Industries, DSME and Fincantieri named final candidates for MARS program
 
Two Korean shipbuilders and one from Italy have been listed among the three finalists for the Royal Navy's project to purchase logistics support vessels (MARS program - Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability), the Korean state procurement agency said Thursday.

Two Korean shipbuilders and one from Italy have been listed among the three finalists for the Royal Navy's project to purchase logistics support vessels (MARS program - Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability), the Korean state procurement agency said Thursday.

 
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Hyundai Heavy Industries, DSME and Fincantieri named final candidates for MARS program
 
Two Korean shipbuilders and one from Italy have been listed among the three finalists for the Royal Navy's project to purchase logistics support vessels (MARS program - Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability), the Korean state procurement agency said Thursday.

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering have been joined by Fincantieri of Italy as the final candidates to export the naval ships to Britain, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
     
Two Korean shipbuilders and one from Italy have been listed among the three finalists for the Royal Navy's project to purchase logistics support vessels (MARS program - Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability), the Korean state procurement agency said Thursday.
Artist view of MARS concept
     
"The preferred bidder is scheduled to be selected around December or January next year," a DAPA official said. "Since two of the three finalists are Korean companies, I think it's highly possible that one of them will be chosen. It would also have a big symbolic significance that we would export naval ships to a traditional naval power."

A logistics support ship carries ammunitions, food and other materials necessary to help sustain naval battleships. Britain plans to acquire four 15,000-ton class logistics support vessels for $800 million.
From: Yonhap