Lockheed Martin receives Freedom-variant FFG conceptual design contract
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $15M contract to mature its Freedom-variant Frigate design as a part of the Navy's FFG(X) competition. Built to U.S. Navy shipbuilding standards, Lockheed Martin's Frigate offering was designed from the keel up to be adaptable, scalable and responsive to the fleet's needs. The Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant of the LCS, and has delivered five ships to the U.S. Navy to date. There are eight ships in various stages of construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, with one more in long-lead production.