Navy cites Lockheed for LCS quality control failures

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(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Navy has ordered Lockheed Martin Corp. to correct quality control failures in its Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), an issue that has delayed deliveries and resulted in citations from Pentagon inspectors, Bloomberg News reported. The Navy’s supervisor of shipbuilding issued three “corrective action requests” in 2015 that hadn’t been previously disclosed, a Navy spokesman said. The citations were for inadequate oversight of vessel propulsion systems, an “inability to adequately control critical system cleanliness” on those systems for USS Milwaukee and USS Detroit, and a failure by Lockheed and Marinette Marine “to ensure adequate subcontractor oversight.”

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By Professional Mariner Staff