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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)
|249k||17 May 2017: Marinette, Wis. - The U.S. Navy, together with shipbuilders at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, laid the keel for the future littoral combat ship
USS St. Louis (LCS 19) during a keel laying ceremony in Marinette, Wisc. Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, the ship's sponsor, authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto
a steel plate that will be placed in the hull of the ship.
(U.S. Navy photo #170517-N-N0101-001 from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution Center)
Lcdr., USN (ret.)
|View the USS St. Louis (LCS 19) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
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