MARINETTE, WI (WTAQ) - Marinette Marine has been awarded funding for construction of two of four 2013 littoral combat ships.
The U-S Navy awarded the shipbuilder nearly $700-million for LCS ships to be completed by the summer of 2018.
The LCS 13 and LCS 15 will be the fifth and sixth ships of a 10-ship multi-billion dollar contract originally awarded in 2010.
The new contract does not add jobs. Marinette Marine will maintain a workforce of around 1,400. A spokesperson for the company says they have a backlog until 2016.
The Navy will announce the names of the littoral combat ships at a later date.