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Lockheed Martin Not Planning For Truncated Littoral Combat Ship Program Yet Despite SECDEF Memo

Lockheed Martin Not Planning For Truncated Littoral Combat Ship Program Yet Despite SECDEF Memo

Sioux City (LCS-11) during the ship's moveout at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine yard in Wisconsin. Lockheed Martin photo.

Sioux City (LCS-11) during the ship’s moveout at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine yard in Wisconsin. Lockheed Martin photo.

Lockheed Martin is continuing with its Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship program as planned despite notice from the secretary of defense that the ship program will be truncated, the vice president for littoral ships and systems told reporters Thursday evening. Read More

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

A month after a terse memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense that accused the Navy of spending too many resources to plus up its ship numbers, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus defended his seven-year shipbuilding record in a speech at the Surface Navy Association symposium on Thursday. Read More

Video: Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee Commissions

Video: Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee Commissions

The following are highlights from the Nov. 21, 2015 commissioning ceremony of the Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). The ship is the third Lockheed Martin Freedom-class LCS built at the Marinette Marine shipyard and will be home-ported in San Diego, California. Read More

Navy's Future Frigate Will Be Optimized For Lethality, Survivability; Will Not Retain LCS's Speed

Navy’s Future Frigate Will Be Optimized For Lethality, Survivability; Will Not Retain LCS’s Speed

Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the littoral combat ship USS Coronado's (LCS 4) twin-boom-extensible crane following a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. As the LCS transitions to the frigate, certain design features, like the crane and the back mission bay doors, will be eliminated to save weight for other add-ons like armor and missiles. US Navy photo.

Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the littoral combat ship USS Coronado’s (LCS 4) twin-boom-extensible crane following a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. As the LCS transitions to the frigate, certain design features, like the crane and the back mission bay doors, will be eliminated to save weight for other add-ons like armor and missiles. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Whereas a high sprint speed was a driving factor in designing the Littoral Combat Ship, the follow-on frigate will instead be optimized for lethality and survivability, the Navy’s frigate program manager said Thursday. Read More