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  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Civmec has been awarded a contract from Luerssen Australia in relation to the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project. As informed, the awarded scope includes the supply and processing of steel for all twelve vessels to be built for the Royal Australian Navy. The construction of the first vessel will commence in Q4 2018 in South […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), in Marinette, Wisconsin, on April 14.  The future USS Indianapolis, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, will be the fourth ship to bear the name of Indiana’s capital city. “The future USS Indianapolis honors more than a city, it pays tribute […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Vessels

    Future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) Tulsa (LCS 16) has successfully completed acceptance trials after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The trials, concluded on March 9, are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the navy. During the trials, the navy conducted […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s next littoral combat ship, the Independence-variant LCS 30, will be named USS Canberra, US president Donald Trump announced in a White House news conference with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, February 23. The LCS will be the only US Navy vessel named for a city outside the US and the […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen its newest expeditionary fast transport ship in a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama, shipyard on February 24. The future USNS Burlington, designated T-EPF 10, will be the first ship in naval service to honor Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The first Navy ship Burlington (PF-51) was named for Burlington, Iowa, […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has selected five contenders for its FFG(X) future frigate program and awarded them conceptual design contracts on February 16. The selected companies are Austal and Lockheed Martin with their adaptations of littoral combat ship designs, Huntington Ingalls Industries with its offshore patrol cutter-based frigate design, Fincantieri Marinette Marine with the FREMM frigate-based bid and General Dynamics […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the names of new expeditionary fast transport (EPF) and littoral combat ships. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, announced on February 13 that the next Freedom and Independence variant littoral combat ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), while a new expeditionary fast […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy commissioned its newest littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) during a commissioning ceremony at San Diego’s downtown Broadway Pier, February 3. The new Independence variant littoral combat ship is the navy’s fourth vessel named in honor of the city of Omaha. “It is a great honor and privilege to be her […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Omaha (LCS 12) will enter service in a commissioning ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Broadway pier in San Diego. USS Omaha, designated LCS 12, is the 11th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Independence-variant design. It is […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Australian government on January 31 announced it signed the patrol vessel construction contract with German shipbuilder Lürssen. Australian defense industry minster Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lürssen to lead the design and build is worth at least $3 billion for 12 OPVs. “The vessels will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian federal government has unveiled a new defense export strategy aimed at turning Australia into a major defense exporter. The document, unveiled by defense industry minister Christopher Pyne on Monday, sets out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the top ten global defense exporters within the next decade. The new strategy […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    US Navy’s sixth Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), completed her maiden voyage arriving in San Diego on January 19. Following construction and acceptance trials at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, the ship completed vendor training, various crew and ship certification events, several maintenance availabilities and a Panama Canal transit. […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Fincantieri Marine Group announced it would be teaming with design firm Gibbs & Cox and propulsion systems integrator Trident Maritime Systems to offer a modified version of its FREMM frigate for the US Navy’s new guided‐missile frigate, FFG(X) bid.  “We’ve assembled a world‐class team of partners to customize to American design standards and deliver an advanced, flexible […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) completed acceptance trials after undergoing a series of tests with the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The Independence-variant LCS passed the trials on December 15, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Little Rock officially entered service following a commissioning ceremony on the Buffalo River on December 16. Little Rock (LCS 9) is the navy’s fifth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), designed and built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine. USS Little Rock completed its acceptance trials in August and was […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) in a ceremony on Saturday, December 16, at the Canalside waterfront in Buffalo, New York. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship is the 10th LCS to enter the fleet and the fifth of the Freedom-variant design. Little Rock is also the second warship named […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has appointed RINA as technical partner in the risk reduction and design study (RRDS) and prospect classification society for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) next generation frigates – SEA 5000 program. “We are delighted to extend our naval portfolio and increase our footprint in the Australian market. Being fully recognised by the […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The fleet of 12 new Royal Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels will be built by German ship designer Lürssen as prime contractor, the Australian government announced on November 24. The government further stressed that OPV project, which is worth up to AU$4 billion, will be delivered by “Australian workers, in Australian shipyards using Australian steel”. The […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy will be christening its future Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Little Rock (LCS 9) in a ceremony at Canalside, Buffalo, on December 16. The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on October 18. The future LCS 9, commanded by Cmdr. Todd Peters, is the tenth littoral combat […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded shipbuilders Austal and Lockheed Martin contracts to build additional two littoral combat ships. Under the contracts, Austal is to deliver the 15th Independence-variant of the LCS, while Lockheed Martin and its partner Fincantieri Marinette Marine are to deliver a Freedom variant LCS. In an announcement on Oct. 6, […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has marked the construction start for its 10th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), with a keel laying ceremony on September 26. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by William Pfister, vice president emeritus of Austal USA, by signing his initials into the […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has received its 6th Independence-variant and the 12th overall littoral combat ship Omaha (LCS 12) from shipbuilder Austal. The ship was delivered during a ceremony in Mobile, United States at Austal’s manufacturing facility. The navy took possession of future USS Omaha (LCS 12) after the 127-meter ship completed her acceptance trials on […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Industry news

    The future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) successfully concluded its acceptance trial Aug. 25 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations on the Great Lakes for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The acceptance trial is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned […]

  • 27 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy christened the ninth Independence-variant and the newest littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Charleston (LCS 18), on Saturday, August 26, in Mobile, Alabama. The USS Charleston, designated LCS 18, honors Charleston, the second-largest city in South Carolina. She is the sixth ship to be named for Charleston. The new secretary of the navy […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Industry news

    The newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) arrived in San Diego July 5, after successfully completing her maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama. Following construction and acceptance trials earlier this year at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Giffords sailed to Galveston, Texas, where she was commissioned June 10. “Our Sailors are […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its newest littoral combat ship and the eighth Freedom-variant, USS Billings (LCS 15), in Marinette, Wisconsin, on July 1. The future USS Billings honors the largest city in Montana and will be the first ship of its name in naval service. Lockheed Martin, the company leading the team responsible […]