Lockheed Martin Wins $698.9 Million LCS Contract

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:10 PM, March 11, 2014
  • 2063

The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin with a $698.9 million contract modification for construction of two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) – the seventh and eighth in a 10-ship contract awarded in December 2010.

The contract modification is for construction of Indianapolis (LCS 17) and LCS 19, yet to be named. The first ship on this 2010 contract, the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), was christened and launched in 2013, and is undergoing trials before delivery to the Navy in 2015. The future USS Detroit (LCS 7) will be christened and launched later this year. Little Rock (LCS 9), Sioux City (LCS 11) and Wichita (LCS 13) are all in various stages of construction, and Billings (LCS 15) will begin construction this year.

“Our industry team appreciates the U.S. Navy’s confidence in the LCS program as we continue down the learning curve to make these ships more capable and more affordable,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business. “We’ll continue to build best-in-class, cost effective ships for the Navy, supporting its need to defeat littoral threats and provide maritime access in critical waterways.”

Also Read

Thales To Supply Radar And Sonar Systems For Royal Malaysian Navy’s LCS...

February 18, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Lockheed Martin Launch New LCS Milwaukee

December 19, 2013 @ 05:15 AM

Cubic Wins $112 Million LCS Trainers And Simulators Contract

December 3, 2013 @ 11:21 AM

Austal and Lockheed Martin Wins $1.4Bn to Build two additional LCS...

March 19, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

CSC wins $169 million U.S. Navy task order to support LCS acquisition...

November 17, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Lockheed Martin awarded a contract for LCS FY09 Flight 0+ ship construction

March 24, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Austal To Construct Two LCS For US Navy

April 7, 2015 @ 01:30 PM