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Lockheed Martin To Build Littoral Combat Ship with Tactical Trainer Devices

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $20,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract, from the United States Navy, for the design, fabrication, procurement, delivery, installation, integration, configuration, technical documentation, test, modernization and concurrency of the Littoral Combat Ship Freedom Variant Integrated Tactical Trainer devices installed at Naval Station Mayport, Florida; and Naval Station San Diego, California.

Lockheed Martin To Design And Build Littoral Combat Ship With Tactical Trainer Devices 925 001 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)

Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (51%); Moorestown, New Jersey (35%); Baltimore, Maryland (8%); Clearwater, Florida (3%); and Marion, Massachusetts (3%), and is expected to be completed in March 2022.

Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $20,700,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to U.S. Code 2304(c).

The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N61340-20-C-0003.

The Littoral Combat Ship is Designed to Defeat Growing Threats in the Coastal Water Battlespace. LCS can serve surface, anti-submarine and mine countermeasure missions. LCS can also deploy manned and unmanned aerial, surface or sub-surface missions.

In terms of specifications, Lockheed Martin's LCS has a full load displacement of 3,450 tons and the total length of 118.1 m. With combined diesel and gas turbine with steerable water jet propulsion, the LCS has a cruising speed of 40 knots. It can accommodate two MH-60 helicopters, 50 crew members and 98 sailors.

The LCS' main armaments comprise of a medium calibre 57 mm Mk 110 gun, gunfire control system and decoy launching system. The mission system includes COMBATSS-21 combat management system, automated radio room and an open architecture total ship computing environment.