MARINETTE, Wis., July 26, 2019 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) delivered the future USS Indianapolis, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, to the U.S. Navy.
LCS 17 is equipped with several new features incorporated based on improved technology and operational feedback from more than 500,000 nautical miles under the keel of Freedom-variant LCSs. These capabilities include a TRS 4D solid-state radar, Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), SeaRAM and topside optimization. LCS 17 and all future Freedom-variant ships will include these upgrades. Together, they provide increased situational awareness and commonality while integrating new technologies in support of evolving mission requirements.
“Speed to capability is an important focus for the Navy, and Lockheed Martin is committed to integrating and delivering innovative capability across all Littoral Combat Ships,” said Joe DePietro, vice president of Small Combatants and Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin. “Today’s security environment depends on providing sailors with advanced capability quickly, and these upgrades are one way we’ve modified our design to answer that need.”
LCS 17 is the ninth Freedom-variant LCS designed, built and delivered by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and will be commissioned Oct. 26 in Burns Harbor, Indiana. Indianapolis is the second Freedom-variant LCS delivered this year, after LCS 15 (Billings). Seven ships are in various stages of production and test at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
"Today's important milestone was made possible by the investment and improvements made to our serial production line, which allowed us to realize our vision for a highly capable and efficient shipyard," said Jan Allman, Fincantieri Marinette Marine CEO. "Fincantieri Marinette Marine's shipbuilders are proud to deliver these proven warships, and we look forward to working with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy to continue building these highly capable ships for the fleet."
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For more information, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/lcs.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
About Fincantieri Marinette Marine
Fincantieri is the leading western shipbuilder with a rich history dating back more than 230 years, and a track record of building more than 7,000 ships. Fincantieri Marine Group is the American subsidiary of Fincantieri, and operates three Great Lakes Shipyards: Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, and Fincantieri ACE Marine. Fincantieri Marine Group’s more than 2,100 steelworkers, craftsman, engineers and technicians in the United States specialize in the design, construction and maintenance of merchant ships and government vessels, including for the United States Navy and Coast Guard.
About Gibbs & Cox
Gibbs & Cox, the nation’s leading independent maritime solutions firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering and design, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The company, founded in 1929, has provided designs for nearly 80 percent of the current U.S. Navy surface combatant fleet; approaching 7,000 naval and commercial ships have been built to Gibbs & Cox designs.