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Lockheed Martin-led team finishes another littoral ship for US Navy (access required)

A team led by Bethesda-based defense firm Lockheed Martin Corp. on Friday delivered America's seventh littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy. The littoral combat ship is named because of its intended use in the littoral zone, which is the area close to shore. It is the fourth Freedom-class variant of the ship. The Freedom-variant's steel monohull ...