WASHINGTON, March 10 The U.S. Navy has awarded
contracts worth nearly $1.4 billion to buy four more Littoral
Combat Ships - two from Lockheed Martin Corp and two
from Australia's Austal, the U.S. Defense Department
said on Monday.
Lockheed won a contract valued at $699 million to build two
more of its steel monohull-design ships, while Austal won a
contract worth $684 million to build two more of its aluminum
The Pentagon announced the contract awards in its daily
digest of major weapons contracts.