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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 courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Photo #040527-O-0000L-003, from the Navy News Stand)
|365k||undated: Marinette, Wis. - An aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine, which was founded in 1942 along the south bank of the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. The
river forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Originally built to meet America's growing demand for naval construction, today FMM is one of the premier builders of
vessels for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. From humble beginnings with a contract to build five wooden barges, FMM has grown into a world-class shipbuilder, having designed and built more than
1,500 vessels. In conjunction with the Lockheed Martin Corp., all of the planned Freedom Class LCS's will be built here, beginning in 2005 with USS Freedom (LCS 1).
(Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin, Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
|109k||19 July 2016: Marinette, Wis. - Jill Donnelly, left, wife of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and ship's sponsor, watches a welder for Marinette Marine
engrave her initials during the keel laying ceremony for the future littoral combat ship Indianapolis (LCS 17).
(© Photo courtesy of Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
30 March 2018: Marinette, Wis. - The future littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis is moved from an indoor production facility at
Fincantiere Marinette Marine to the launchway in preparation for its upcoming launch into the Menomenee River.
(U.S. Navy photos #180330-N-N0101-114, #180330-N-N0101-113, #180330-N-N0101-110, and #180330-N-N0101-112 by Val Idhe, courtesy of Marinette Marine, from the Navy News Stand)
Lcdr., USN (ret.)
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