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|172k||27 May 2004: Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Navy announced today that Lockheed Martin Corporation - Maritime Systems & Sensors Division, Moorestown, N.J., will be one
of two defense contracting teams awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The LCS is
an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCS's modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required warfighting
capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and unmanned vehicles to
execute missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and
Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP).
(Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy, Photo #040527-O-0000L-003 courtesy of The Lockheed Martin Corporation from the Navy News Stand)
|214k||17 September 2016: Marinette, Wis. - Kate Lehrer, sponsor of the future USS Wichita (LCS 13), breaks a bottle of champagne across LCS-13's
bow during the ship's christening ceremony. Once commissioned, LCS-13 will be the third naval vessel to honor Kansas's largest city.
(U.S. Navy Photo #160917-N-N0101-100 courtesy of The Lockheed Martin Corporation from the Navy News Stand)
|394k||17 December 2013: Marinette, Wis. - The 13th littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS 13) launches sideways into the Menominee
River after being christening by ship sponsor Kate Lehrer. Once commissioned, LCS 13 will be the third naval vessel to honor Kansas's largest city.
(U.S. Navy Photo #160917-N-N0101-101 courtesy of The Lockheed Martin Corporation from the Navy News Stand)
|View the USS Wichita (LCS 13) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
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