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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Lay Keel on USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Lay Keel on USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Lay Keel on USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin and Fincantieri have performed the keel-laying for the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul littoral combat ship at latter company’s Marinette Marine site in Wisconsin.

The companies are currently conducting the Freedom-class LCS’ full-rate production, having delivered five of them to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed said Thursday.

During the keel-laying ceremony, Jodi Greene, the ship’s sponsor, had her initials welded to a steel plate mounted on the 21th LCS’ hull.

Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine site is currently facilitating the construction of seven other ships, in addition to the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

The 21th LCS is the second naval vessel to carry the name of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, following a submarine that the Navy decommissioned in 2008.

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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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