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the Fincantieri consortium - Lockheed Martin has delivered the naval unit Little Rock to US Navy

the ship takes part of a plan started in the 2010 that comprises 11
units
In the within of the program Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), today the consortium of which takes part Fincantieri, through its controlled Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation has delivered the naval unit Little Rock (LCS 9) to US Navy near the yard of Marinette (Wisconsin).

Little Rock takes part of a plan started in the 2010 that comprises 11 ships, all already financed, in addition to the two units delivered before the 2010 (Freedom - LCS 1 and Forth Worth - LCS 3). Today Fincantieri and Lockheed Martin have delivered five ships to US Navy and seven units already in various stages of construction in the yard of Marinette are currently others, more another that will complete the program.

the contract for the realization of program LCS is assigned in 2010 to FMM, the within of the partnership with Lockheed Martin, world leader in the field of the defense. Draft of one of the main programs of shipbuilding for Marina of the United States and is formed a new generation of ships multirole average-sized, planned for activity of surveillance and coastal defense, for operations in deep waters and various types of missions in the within of the defense from threats of "asymmetric" type which silent mines, diesel submarines and fast ships of surface. Two LCS of the program have been employees with success in the western Pacific, the third and fourth is delivered respective in 2015 and 2016.

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