The US Navy has awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team nearly $198 million for construction of the Navy’s third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). This is the second LCS awarded to the Lockheed Martin team.
The team will begin construction in the first quarter of 2007 at Bollinger Shipyards in
Freedom, the nation’s first LCS, is currently under construction in
The Lockheed Martin team design for LCS is a resilient, semi-planing manoeuvrable steel monohull, with proven sea-keeping characteristics, designed to support launch and recovery operations. The LCS will be the first surface combatant to be classed under the new Naval Vessel Rules by the American Bureau of Shipping.