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  • 11 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The ceremony took place in Marinette, Wisconsin, on February 29. LCS 23 is said to be the first ship named in honor of Cooperstown, New York. Prior to the christening, the Lockheed Martin-led team launched the ship […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Billings (LCS 15) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin, February 1. The future USS Billings is the 17th littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the eighth of the Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy received the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13) in a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin on August 22. Sioux City and Wichita, respectively, are the 14th and 15th littoral combat ships (LCSs) to be delivered to the Navy and the sixth and seventh […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team a contract modification for one fully funded 2015 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) valued at $362 million, along with $79 million in advanced procurement funding for a second ship. The balance of the second ship will be funded by Dec. 31, 2015. The advanced procurement dollars […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Vessels

    The future USS Billings (LCS 15), the US Navy’s new Freedom-variant ship, has completed its acceptance trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. They were completed on December 7 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations on the Great Lakes for the Board of Inspection and Survey. “The successful completion of these acceptance trials […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The future Cooperstown will be the first ship to bear the name. It was named to honor the veterans who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Lockheed Martin-led industry team held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The keel for the 12th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, future USS Cooperstown, was laid on August 14 in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen R. Tillapaugh, Mayor of the Village of Cooperstown, […]

  • 2 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Bath Iron Works Gets USS Zumwalt’s Propellers Rolls-Royce has delivered the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class. Portsmouth Naval Base Prepares for Britain’s Biggest Warships Work has begun to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, Aug. 12. Detroit is the eighth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fourth Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 7 from the […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Industry news

    Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). The acceptance trial is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for this fall. During the […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy and government officials welcomed littoral combat ships USS Milwaukee and USS Detroit to their new homeport of Naval Station Mayport during a ceremony on December 30. The two littoral combat ships’ homeport officially shifted from San Diego on December 22. NS Mayport will eventually become the home for all of the Navy’s Freedom-variant […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has received the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) from Austal during a ceremony held aboard USS Montgomery at the shipbuilder’s yard in Alabama on June 23. Delivery of LCS 8 marks the fourth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Austal has delivered to the Navy. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton also said that […]

  • 1 March 2013

    The U.S. Navy has prepared and released to the public a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental effects that may result from homeporting up to 14 littoral combat ships (LCSs) on the East Coast of the United States by 2020. The EA evaluates the potential environmental effects of homeporting 14 LCSs at […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy laid the keel for the nation’s 18th littoral combat ship, the USS Charleston (LCS 18), at Austal’s shipyard in Alabama, USA. Congressman Bradley Byrne, a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, welded his initials onto a steel plate during a ceremony held on June 28. Austal’s LCS program delivered USS Independence […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Capt. Paul Young assumed command of the newly formed Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Nov. 7. Waterfront and community leaders joined Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, in welcoming the Sailors and staff who will support the arrival of littoral combat […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Industry news

    The future USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully concluded acceptance trials after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), the Navy announced Aug. 28.  Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for later this […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Hawaii for a 16-month rotational deployment to the 7th Fleet after spending a month in port for repairs on the ship’s propulsion plant. Coronado set sail for Singapore in August to replace the Freedom-variant LCS USS Fort Worth which was also forced to spend more time than planned in Singapore’s […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) got underway Sembawang Wharves in Singapore for routine operations and training on May 8. Starting the training with a new crew, Coronado is slated to conduct mission-package workups, including initial ship aviation team training (ISATT), small-boat operations, and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) evolutions. ISATT […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy conducted Functional Integration Testing (FIT) of the Remote Minehunting System (RMS) from USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) April 23-27, marking another milestone for the Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules program.   The FIT consisted of embarking an RMS model onto the pierside ship, traversing it within the ship to the RMS storage […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has won a USD 28.6 million contract modification for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class design services.   Under this contract, the shipbuilder will provide necessary engineering, program, and technical support for LCS class ships, including class baseline design services, class documentation services, class engineering studies and interim […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) returned home to San Diego on December 5, after spending 18 months on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. The embarked “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 disembarked the ship earlier in the day, flying back to Naval Air Station North Island. Sailors of LCS […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Aug. 26th to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific. The ship’s departure follows participation in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, in which the ship successfully completed a Harpoon Block 1C missile LCS-based launch. The firing of the Harpoon […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Lockheed Martin Corporation has received a USD 23.5 million modification to previously awarded contract for the accomplishment of fleet maintenance sustainment support for the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships.   Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are a class of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the littoral zone, which is the part of a […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors from littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed final certifications for the ship’s inaugural deployment while underway participating in Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 23-31. Fort Worth Crews 103 and 104, along with guided-missile destroyers USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) and USS Milius (DDG 69), used TGEX as their final opportunity to […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived at the Singaporean Changi Naval Base to begin a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. Coronado’s arrival in Singapore on October 16 marks the first deployment of an Independence-variant littoral combat ship to Southeast Asia and the third overall, following USS Freedom (LCS 1) and USS Fort […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Surface Warfare Mission Package successfully completed the second phase of its developmental testing, the Naval Sea Systems Command announced Nov. 7. USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducted the testing at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Point Mugu range off the coast of California, October 1-25. The objective of […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy announced December 23 that the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer 2016. Detroit is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. Montgomery is […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from USS Coronado (LCS 4) Sept. 23, scoring a direct hit on its intended target, a Mobile Ship Target (MST).   Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), together with Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), coordinated […]