LCS Program Team Announced

Trumpeting the strength of combining leaders in systems engineering, mid-market shipbuilding and naval architecture, officials from Lockheed Martin, Gibbs & Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine announced a teaming effort to capture the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program.

With Lockheed Martin designated as the prime contractor, Gibbs & Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine will share significant roles as principal team members.

As a leading naval architectural and marine engineering firm, and worldrenowned designer of surface combatants for the U.S. and international navies, Gibbs & Cox will be the team's platform design authority, naval architect and platform systems integrator. As mid-market shipbuilders, Bollinger Shipyards' and Marinette Marine's construction work serves smaller classes of ships and vessels, similar to the Navy's size requirements for LCS. In addition, both ship builders have significant experience serving commercial markets, where price, design, quality and on- time delivery are the primary measures for winning new customers.

Marinette Marine, with its shipyard facilities in Marinette, Wise., is a leading shipbuilder serving the government, military and commercial customers throughout the maritime industry. Its shipbuilding portfolio includes U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers and buoy tenders, U.S. Navy mine countermeasure vessels and ocean tugs, as well as ferries, dredges and tugs. Responsibilities for the two shipyards include production and cost engineering, production design and platform production.

In addition to serving as the overall prime, Lockheed Martin will be the systems and modularity architect, hullform developer and lead the overall program management and cost analysis work. For further information on the companies listed, please circle the corresponding numbers on the Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 23,  Apr 2003

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