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Lockheed CEO: LCS ships built in Wisconsin on schedule, budget

1:01 PM, May 15, 2013
The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit during a deployment to the Asia Pacific region. LCS platforms are designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine countermeasures.
The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit during a deployment to the Asia Pacific region. LCS platforms are designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine countermeasures.
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The CEO of Lockheed Martin said the ships it is building in Marinette remain on schedule and on budget.

Marillyn Hewson made the comments Tuesday as part of a news conference tied to the company's media day. Lockheed Martin and Marinette Marine Corp. have delivered a pair of Littoral Combat Ships to the U.S. Navy with more under construction - and more planned to be built - in Marinette.

"We delivered our second ship (the USS Fort Worth) ahead of schedule and the other ships are on schedule and we're meeting our costs," she said. "We will respond to any challenges as they come along in development ...

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