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  • 11 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy could possibly get a fleet of two new “Littoral Strike Ships” for operations close to the shore, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced during a speech at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies on February 11. Research into the feasibility of the new ships will be financed from […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Malaysian ministry of defense has selected Boustead Naval Shipyard to work on the delivery of four littoral mission ships that are to be built by China. According to a letter of acceptance from March 17, Boustead Naval Shipyard will work with a partner shipyard from China on the delivery of the ships. The company said […]

  • 25 February 2019

    British risk advisory company Prevail Partners has unveiled its proposal for the Royal Navy’s two new littoral strike ships which were announced by the UK defense secretary earlier this month. Prevail say their multi role vessel (MRV) was designed as a mobile logistic and helicopter base, enabling nations to project power and carry out special […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New Zealand’s Navy will receive a new support vessel after Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced that the government approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The littoral operations support vessel will provide a platform for Royal New Zealand Navy hydrography, deep […]

  • 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. […]

  • 10 August 2011

    The Navy’s chief of operations, in San Diego last week, defended the service’s embattled new vessel class, the littoral combat ship… (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego, August 10, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 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).

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Industry news

    The next Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named the USS Gabrielle Giffords, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus last week. The selection of Gabrielle Giffords, designated LCS 10, honors the former Congresswoman from Tucson, Ariz., and who is known for supporting the military and veterans. Mabus also announced the ship’s sponsor […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    ST Engineering’s Benoi Shipyard launched the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s eighth and final Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Fearless, in a ceremony on January 26. The launch ceremony was officiated by senior minister of state for defence Heng Chee How whose wife launched the LMV. “The navy is every maritime nation’s first line of defence. A strong […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 January 2013

    Cubic Simulation Systems has received three contracts from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando each valued at $99.5 million, the US Department of Defence announced. The contracts include freedom variant, independence variant and mission packages courseware development for the Littoral Combat Ship. The freedom variant and independence courseware development contracts provide for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are working on designing and developing a novel underwater propulsion, control, and sensing solutions for near-shore and littoral zone missions. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have demonstrated many successful capabilities in inspection, surveillance, exploration, and object detection in deep seas, at high speeds, and over long distances. However, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Industry news

    Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), delivered the first three unmanned surface vessels to the U.S. Navy’s Riverine Group One, Nov. 1. Known as MUSCL, the Modular Unmanned Surface Craft Littoral, is an X-class unmanned surface vessel, designed to reduce risk to manned forces and perform tedious and repetitive surveillance tasks. MUSCL is […]

  • 27 December 2018

    The US Navy’s Littoral Combat Group One (LCG-1) returned home to Naval Base San Diego and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the International Maritime and Naval Exhibition for South America, known as EXPONAVAL. Both USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) visited Valparaiso, Chile, to participate in the bicentennial […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Industry news

    Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd’s (BHIC) subsidiary is awarded a contract worth RM1.53 billion for the Malaysian government’s patrol vessels. Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of BHIC, received letter of award for the second generation patrol vessel from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS). This contract for littoral combat ships was previously awarded to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The US Navy has awarded Cubic, a global provider of defense, and transportation systems and services, a series of contracts to develop a game-based training technology that will train its next generation of sailors for duty on the Littoral Combat Ships. Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation announced that the contract valued up […]

  • 13 July 2011

      The Navy established the Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), during a ceremony at Washington Navy Yard, July 11. “The littoral combat ship is a critical shipbuilding program and demands the very best skill and effort from government and industry teams,” said Asst. Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean […]

  • 25 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Hydroid Inc. announces that it has passed Critical Design Review (CDR) to provide Littoral Battlespace Sensing (LBS) Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) and associated technologies to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The Critical Design Review was held to verify that Hydroid is in compliance with design maturity requirements and that detailed design preparations […]

  • 16 January 2015

    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 […]