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  • 26 July 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program is cleared to begin developmental testing following a successful structural test firing of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) on an Independence-variant LCS. Developmental testing is set to start in August after the test firing on the Point Mugu Sea Range on June 11. The […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future littoral combat ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on September 20. Savannah is the 14th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS). “We are honored to lay the keel of what will one day be a magnificent combat ship that will defend […]

  • 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. […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s 36th littoral combat ship will be named USS Kingsville (LCS 36) in honor of the city of Kingsville, Texas, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. The Independence-variant is the first US Navy ship to bear the name. “I am pleased to name a future Independence-variant LCS USS Kingsville,” said Secretary of […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The crew of the US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the USS Charleston (LCS 18), ran aboard their ship and brought it to life in a March 2 ceremony at the Columbus Street Terminal in the ship’s namesake city. LCS-18 is the 16th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the ninth of the […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s 34th littoral combat ship will be named USS Augusta (LCS 34), Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on Thursday. The Independence-variant LCS is named in honor of the capital city of Maine, and is the sixth vessel to bear the name Augusta. “It is an honor to name the next […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US-based subsidiary of Australian shipbuilder Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Mobile (LCS 26) in MObile, Alabama on December 14. The ship’s sponsor, Rebecca Byrne, wife of Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., authenticated the keel for the 13th Independence variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS) during the […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Independence variant littoral combat ship Charleston (LCS 18) is set to enter service in a ceremony at Charleston, South Carolina’s Columbus Street Terminal, on March 2. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Charlotte Riley, wife of former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship has arrived at her future homeport of Naval Base San Diego ahead of her commissioning ceremony next year. Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived in San Diego on November 21, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to arriving at its new […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Swedish defense and security company Saab has announced a contract for the delivery of further Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars for the US Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ships LCS 28 and LCS 30. The US military designation for the Sea Giraffe AMB radar is AN/SPS-77. Saab said the work  would take place at Saab in Syracuse, […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy announced the names of further two littoral combat ships (LCS) on October 9. The Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said the next Independence-variant LCS would be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) and the next Freedom-variant LCS would be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). Names of LCS 29 and LCS 32 […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), will be christened in Mobile, Alabama, on June 29. “The christening of the future USS Oakland marks an important step toward this great ship’s entry into the fleet,” Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said. To be homeported in […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of the future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at the Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kansas City is the 21st LCS delivered to the navy and the 11th Independence variant to join the fleet. “We have now delivered 11 of the 19 Independence-class LCS currently […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s next Independence-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Pierre (LCS 38), the Secretary of the Navy has announced. The future USS Pierre (LCS 38) is named in honor of the capital city of South Dakota and is the second ship to bear the name. “I am proud to name a future Independence-variant […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US state department has awarded Austal USA a contract for the construction of an additional two Independence-variant littoral combat ships (LCS) for the US Navy. According to Austal, this brings the total of new LCS orders booked in calendar year 2018 to four ships. For competition reasons the US Navy has not announced the […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Vessels

    Austal USA has delivered its ninth Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) to the US Navy. The future USS Charleston (LCS 18) is the third Austal designed and built LCS delivered to the navy this year and will be the fourteenth to enter the fleet. The newbuilding completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 7, 2019. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s seventh Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Manchester (LCS 14), is entering service in a ceremony on Saturday, May 26, at the State Pier in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Moran will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, senior United States Senator from New Hampshire, […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has launched the US Navy’s 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship Oakland (LCS 24) at its Mobile, Alabama, shipyard. The ship was launched on July 21 and is scheduled for delivery next year. The future USS Oakland is one of 19 Independence-variant LCSs that will join the fleet. Four additional LCSs are under various […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    After completing contract negotiations with Austal for the construction of two fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) littoral combat ships in December last year, the US Navy announced it is exercising a contract option with Lockheed Martin Corporation to purchase the third FY2019 LCS. In an announcement on January 15, the navy said the third ship, to be […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). The christening ceremony for the navy’s 20th LCS took place in Austal’s Mobile ship manufacturing facility, Alabama, on May 5. “The future USS Cincinnati is a symbol of the strong connection between the people of Cincinnati and the […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is set to commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Montgomery (LCS 8), in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Mobile, Alabama. Montgomery, designated LCS 8, honors the city of Montgomery, Alabama, and is the second U.S. ship in the navy history to be named in honor of the capital of Alabama. U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), in an October 5 ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi. In addition to being the tenth Independence-variant unit, Cincinnati is the fifth US Navy ship to honor Ohio’s third-largest city. The first was a stern-wheel casemate gunboat […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Shipbuilder Austal rolled out the U.S. Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) at its Alabama, Mobile, shipyard on March 15. After being rolled out of her assembly bay onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard, the trimaran will enter the water on Thursday, March […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command informed that the navy completed initial operational testing and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Independence-variant littoral combat ships with a successful SeaRAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) firing event aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4), June 3. According to the navy, the tests demonstrated the core anti-air warfare capabilities of the ship against an […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy announced the christening ceremony of the newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Omaha (LCS 12), that will take place in Mobile, Alabama, December 19. Omaha, designated LCS 12, honors the city of Omaha, Nebraska. Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, who will serve as principal speaker, said: “More than 4,000 American craftsmen […]