MARINETTE — A Wisconsin made Littoral Combat Ship was delivered to the U.S. Navy on Thursday.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine's shipbuilders delivered this warship to the U.S. Navy, bringing the total number of Littoral Combat ships in the U.S. fleet to 10.
These Littoral Combat Ships are relatively small surface level vessels designed to work near the shore. According to Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor, this ship "delivers advanced capability in anti-submarine, surface and mine countermeasure missions."
This new ship will be commissioned in Pensacola, Florida this summer.
"Fincantieri Marinette Marine's shipbuilders are proud to deliver these proven warships, and we are honored to continue working with our partner Lockheed Martin and our customer, the U.S. Navy, to give them the capabilities to keep our nation and her interests safe," said Jan Allman, Fincantieri Marinette Marine CEO.