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  • 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 […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. government approved a possible sale of four Lockheed Martin Corp multi-mission warships to Saudi Arabia, October 20. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the U.S. Congress about the possible sale of a derivative of the US Navy’s Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships, made by Lockheed Martin, and program office support to Saudi Arabia on Oct 19. […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS St. Louis (LCS 19), during a ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin, on December 15. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, honors Missouri’s major port city along the Mississippi River. “The future USS St. Louis honors not just the great city of St. […]

  • 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).

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is a mission module within the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package (MP). The system will be used to neutralize mines […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $26.2 million contract for the production of MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS) for use on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) ships. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The MK46 30mm Naval […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    CACI International Inc was awarded a prime contract, with a total value of $44 million if all options are exercised, to provide logistics and acquisition management support to the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS).   This 14-month (eight-month base and two three-month options) bridge contract represents continuing […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived in Singapore April 18, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia. “Freedom has met every milestone of this deployment on time and with the professionalism you would expect of U.S. Navy Sailors,” said Cmdr. Timothy Wilke, commanding officer, USS Freedom. “I’m […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship, USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during a ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard Oct. 16. Having completed its acceptance trial on Sept 18, USS Milwaukee is the sixth littoral combat ship to be delivered to the Navy and the third of the Freedom variant […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Industry news

    Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $7,917,425 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for core Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class services for the LCS program.  Austal USA will assess engineering, baseline, and configuration management services in support of the basic construction, post delivery, test and trials phases of the LCS […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    CACI Technologies, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $25 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for professional support services in support of Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships.   Services include professional services in the areas of: program management and acquisition support, technical and engineering support, business and financial management support and logistics support. This contract includes […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of the ship’s main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system. The crew took action to address the […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS St. Louis, completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin said. Now that trials are complete, the newbuild will undergo final outfitting and fine-tuning before delivery. LCS 19 is the tenth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard laid the keel for the Royal Malaysian Navy’s fourth Maharaja Lela-class littoral combat ship in a ceremony on October 31. The keel-laying ceremony for the 111-meter ship was held at Boustead’s shipyard in Lumut, Perak. The yet-unnamed LCS is the fourth of overall six ships in the class which will be built by […]

  • 5 March 2013

    Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 14 and LCS 16, the fifth and sixth ships in the 10-ship block buy award made to an […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the Freedom-variant USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), arrived at its homeport, Mayport, Florida Nov. 26. after completing its maiden voyage from the shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. Prior to arriving in Mayport, LCS 17 officially joined the fleet Oct. 26 when it was commissioned in Burns Harbor, Indianapolis. It’s the […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Navy successfully concluded the second and final phase of reliability testing of the littoral combat ship (LCS) remote minehunting system (RMS) off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., enabling the service to progress toward developmental testing, the Navy announced June 20. The remote minehunting system, consisting of a semi-submersible remote multi-mission vehicle (RMMV) operating […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Vessels

    Austal USA, the US subsidiary of the Australian shipbuilder, has been awarded an additional $16.5 million contract for service work on one of US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ships. Specifically, the United States Department of Defence has awarded Austal USA $16,459,663 for a cost-plus-award fee against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement. The order provides engineering […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22), on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Mobile, Alabama. At the ceremony, the principal speaker will be US Representative Emanuel Cleaver II from Missouri. Mrs. Tracy Davidson, wife of commander of US Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Philip Davidson, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program.   The firing was requested by the US Navy to demonstrate the capability to engage a surface target at a range of 100 nautical miles from an LCS class ship. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2011
    Industry news

      The city of Jackson now shares its name not just with a president, but also a U.S. Navy combat ship.   clarionledger [mappress] Source: clarionledger, October 06, 2011

  • 30 November 2017
    Equipment & technology

    OSI Maritime Systems, a provider of integrated bridge systems for warships, has signed a contract with aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin to deliver its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The IBNS design is said to directly support the navy’s push to improve the […]