Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) delivered the future USS Sioux City, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 11, and future USS Wichita, LCS 13, to the United States Navy.
LCS 11 is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and will be commissioned at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Nov. 17. LCS 11 will be the first combat ship ever commissioned at the Naval Academy, the company said in a statement Thursday.
LCS 13 is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and will be commissioned this winter.
LCS 11 and LCS 13 will be homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, alongside USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Little Rock (LCS 9).
With the delivery of LCS 11 and 13, Team Freedom has delivered seven Littoral Combat Ships to the US Navy. Seven ships are in various stages of production and test at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
Lockheed Martin's Freedom-variant LCS is designed to support missions in the areas of mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare.