Lockheed Martin-led Team Begins Construction on Navy’s Newest Multi-Mission Warship, Littoral Combat Ship 25

March 27, 2019 – In a ceremony that formally marks the beginning of a ship’s construction, Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine laid the keel on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 25, the future USS Marinette. During the ceremony, the ship’s sponsor Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, had her initials welded into the ship’s keel plate. Unique among combat ships, LCS is designed to serve a variety of missions today, and is easily adapted to serve future and evolving missions tomorrow. It is flexible— with 40 percent of the hull easily…

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