The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $10.8 million contract option covering the post-delivery support for one of its new ships, the future USS Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee, which has yet to be christened, is an Independence-class littoral combat ship with a single hull.
The bulk of the work will be done in Marinette, Wis., where the ship is being built. However, some 11 percent of the work will be done in San Diego, according to a Navy announcement. The contract period ends in October 2015.
The Milwaukee is the fifth littoral combat ship.
In related news, the Navy is bringing the fourth littoral combat ship, the USS Coronado, to the region for commissioning on April 5.
The Coronado is a Freedom-class ship with a trimaran hull.