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Navy Receives 5th Freedom-Variant LCS From Lockheed, Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Navy Receives 5th Freedom-Variant LCS From Lockheed, Fincantieri Marinette Marine - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Navy Receives 5th Freedom-Variant LCS From Lockheed, Fincantieri Marinette Marine - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin and naval shipbuilding company Fincantieri Marinette Marine  have delivered a fifth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy following the completion of  acceptance trials.

The Navy accepted delivery of its future USS Little Rock and the service branch is scheduled to commission the new warship later this year, Lockheed said Monday.

LCS9 received the highest score of the five Freedom-class ships completed to date during acceptance trials held in August.

The industry team aims to incorporate improvements observed in the ship’s performance during at-sea tests into succeeding LCS.

 LCS9, the second Navy ship to bear the name of the largest city in Arkansas, will be assigned to Naval Station Mayport in Florida alongside USS Milwaukee and USS Detroit.

Lockheed also partnered with naval architecture firm Gibbs and Cox and more than 800 technology suppliers to build the Navy’s Freedom-class ships.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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