Many know the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as the small surface vessel program the U.S. Navy partners with Lockheed Martin to build. The LCS is designed to complete critical close-to-shore missions for the Navy, such as countermine operations, humanitarian assistance, anti-submarine warfare, and drug interdictions.
Behind each ship, and all that encompass it, are the people who work to make LCS what it is. Those are the Lockheed Martin LCS program employees. At the last ship christening in November 2021, we spoke with three of those dedicated and passion-driven employees.