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Feb 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Danger Room: The Navy’s delayed plan to build a fleet of shallow-water warships took a big step forward yesterday when the first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom, set sail for builder’s trials on Lake Michigan. The Lockheed Martin-built ship is one of two competing prototypes: General Dynamics’ striking trimaran version is lagging about six months behind Freedom. The Navy wants to build around 50 of the 3,000-ton ships.