USN LCS 'Fort Worth' Delivered Early
The Lockheed Martin (LMT)-led industry team delivers the nation's third Littoral Combat Ship, 'Fort Worth' (LCS 3) to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule
The delivery followed the ship's successful Acceptance Trials on Lake Michigan in May.
The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team includes ship builder Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, as well as domestic and international teammates.
"Going forward, we intend to remain on schedule and on cost, while we continue incorporating lessons learned and drive down costs," said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems & Sensors business.
The ship will remain at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Marinette, Wis., until later this summer as the Navy crew moves aboard in preparation for transiting down the East Coast on its way to commissioning in Galveston, Texas, in September.