Marinette Marine To Continue Navy LCS Construction
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Funding for the construction of another Littoral Combat Ship at Marinette Marine has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
The bill includes $1.8 billion for the ship construction. Marinette Marine, just across the state line from Menominee, Michigan, is one of two shipyards building the LCS, employs several hundred Michigan residents and relies on many Michigan suppliers.
The legislation, which gained final passage in the U.S. Senate late yesterday, now goes to President Obama for his signature.