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Artists concept of Lockheed Martin Corp., Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) design.
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Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2004) The U.S. Navy announced today that Lockheed Martin Corporation Maritime Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., will be one of two defense contracting teams awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The LCS is an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCSs modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and unmanned vehicles to execute missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP). Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy courtesy Lockheed Martin Corporation

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