Navy Awards Funding for next LCS

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded U.S. Navy funding up to $564 million to build another littoral combat ship.

LCS 25 will be the 11th ship procured under the contract, awarded in 2010, and the 13th ship of its kind overall. It is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2020.

Lockheed Martin, through Marinette Marine Corp., has delivered three of the vessels to the Navy: USS Freedom, USS Fort Worth and USS Milwaukee, which was christened in the titular city last November.

Seven more of the warships are in various stages of construction in Marinette, while a different version is being built in Mobile, Ala.

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