As part of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, the consortium comprising Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation, it delivered "Indianapolis" (LCS 17) to the US Navy at the Marinette (Wisconsin) construction site.
Fincantieri and Lockheed Martin are fully engaged in production and have today delivered nine ships to the US Navy, two this year. There are currently seven units in different stages of construction and testing in the Marinette construction site.
The contract for the implementation of the LCS program was awarded in the 2010 to FMM, as part of the partnership with Lockheed Martin, a world leader in the defense sector. It is one of the main shipbuilding programs for the United States Navy and constitutes a new generation of medium-sized multi-role ships, designed for coastal surveillance and defense activities, for deep water operations and for different types of missions in the defense field against "asymmetric" threats such as landmines, silent diesel submarines and fast surface ships.
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