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  • 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 […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy awarded contract modifications for three Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 littoral combat ships on September 18. Lockheed Martin was awarded one FY 2018 LCS and Austal USA received two FY 2018 LCS contracts. “These contract awards represent an important next step in delivering critical warfighting capability to the fleet,” said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, April 30. The delivery marks the official transfer of LCS-16 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for late 2018 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Vessels

    The United States Navy has taken delivery of its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), Australian shipbuilder Austal said.  The newbuild has been handed over by Austal USA’s Mobile ship manufacturing facility in Alabama. “This program continues to improve with efficiency and is delivering a first rate capability for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Corporation received a USD 13.18 million worth contract modification, which is related to planning yard support efforts for LCS1 and LCS3. During the contract Lockheed Martin will provide services such as vendor training and crew familiarization, trainer support, availability advanced planning, long lead time material planning and procurement, material warehousing, logistic product updates […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a contract to provide engineering and management services support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The US$12 million cost-plus-award-fee order is seen as a boost to the company’s growing support business, which provides support to both the LCS and expeditionary […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launched from the Austal USA shipyard Aug. 6, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program.   This vessel is the second of ten 127-meter Independence-variant LCS class ships Austal has been contracted to build for the U.S. Navy as prime contractor subsequent to a $3.5 […]

  • 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 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy received its seventh Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), in a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, on February 28. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 14 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On June 20, 2020, the US Navy commissioned its new Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the USS Kansas City (LCS 22).

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on February 8, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the navy, which […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) has concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The navy announced this on October 31, after the ship completed a series of in-port and underway demonstrations. “This level of performance is among the best I’ve seen for this class. We continue […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s new littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), concluded acceptance trials on May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials — the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery — the navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has formally established Commander, Surface Division ELEVEN (COMSURFACEDIV 11), a littoral combat ship surface warfare division of the San Diego-based LCSRON-1 squadron. While the COMSURFACEDIV 11 has been operating as an official command since March 9, a formal ceremony was held Apr. 20 to formally recognize the new command structure. “Today marks […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE is providing 20 LM2500 gas turbines for the Austal USA LCS program, part of a contract for up to 10 ships over a five-year period. The Austal-built LCSs are powered by two LM2500s arranged in a combined diesel or gas turbine configuration with two diesel engines. According to Austal, Coronado (LCS 4) will complete […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Dod issued contract modifications yesterday to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each. The amount of funds added under the block buy contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation for the fiscal […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Vessels

    Last week, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, laid the keel for the US Navy’s new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Canberra.  The keel laying ceremony was held at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on March 10, 2020. The LCS 30 will be a 127-meter-long frigate-sized vessel designed to support focused mine […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Lockheed Martin team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s fifteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Billings, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin, Nov. 2. Ship sponsor Sharla D. Tester completed the time-honored tradition and authenticated the keel of Billings (LCS 15). Mrs. Tester had her initials […]

  • 29 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard here Sept. 27. Coronado is the fourth littoral combat ship (LCS) to deliver to the Navy, the second of the Independence variant – noted for its trimaran hull – to join the fleet. Capt. Randy Garner, […]

  • 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 […]