Lockheed Martin Corporation has received a USD 23.5 million modification to previously awarded contract for the accomplishment of fleet maintenance sustainment support for the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships.
Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are a class of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the littoral zone, which is the part of a sea that is close to the shore.
NAVSEA said on February 19th that it plans to issue a delivery order under the same ordering agreement to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors to support emergent efforts to modernize and upgrade Littoral Combat Ships, USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth during their upcoming Availabilities this spring.
Lockheed Martin will provide ship checks, ship installation drawing development, logistics product development, which should be completed prior to ship change installation and completion.
Lockheed Martin has recently held a keel laying ceremony for the US Navy’s eleventh Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Sioux City.
The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team includes shipbuilder Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, as well as nearly 900 suppliers in 43 states, including approximately 30 small businesses in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Lockheed Martin will perform the work in San Diego, California by September 2014.
Naval Today Staff, February 24, 2014; Image: Wikimedia