Freedom-Variant Frigate

With 90 percent of world trade by sea,
the global economy depends on Freedom.


With rapidly evolving threats, world markets need to confront different types of bulls and bears. That’s why Lockheed Martin is evolving its Freedom-variant ship design to confront modern threats to maritime and economic security. The Freedom-variant Frigate offers planners and commanders the strength and affordability needed to rapidly rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet and guarantee freedom of the seas for decades to come.


Strong Solution

With an American-made steel hull, our ship is ready to provide presence around the world for the U.S. Navy.


Strong Team

Anchored by the world’s leading complex systems integrator, we can deliver a lethal, capable and resilient ship.


Strong Economics

Our capable Midwestern ship yard and supply chain support over 12,500 jobs in 42 states.



Strong Team. Anchored by the world's leading complex systems integrator.

Lockheed Martin
Fincantieri Marinette Marine
Gibbs & Cox


Strong Economics. Supporting 12,500 jobs in 42 states.



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Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Headline News

Don’t Give Up on the Littoral Combat Ship
Center for International Maritime Security, January 10, 2017

Frigate capabilities development document approved by Joint Staff
Inside Defense, December 1, 2016

Navy To Issue Future Frigate RFP In FY 2017
Defense Daily, November 16, 2016

Euronaval 2016: Lockheed Martin continues to develop COMBATSS-21 for USN's future frigate
Lee Willett, October 20, 2016