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  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., on April 16.   The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship’s components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to […]

  • 11 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy commissioned its 10th littoral combat ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston, Texas, on June 10. Adm. William Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, delivered the ceremony’s principal address before officially commissioning the ship into service. “As we man the rails today, blood gets […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Industry news

    The newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) arrived in San Diego July 5, after successfully completing her maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama. Following construction and acceptance trials earlier this year at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Giffords sailed to Galveston, Texas, where she was commissioned June 10. “Our Sailors are […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) recently became the first US Navy littoral combat ship to launch the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in an integrated setup. Gabrielle Giffords’ launch of the NSM is different from the one performed by USS Coronado in 2014 in that the missile system aboard LCS 10 is coupled with the ship’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), departed the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, May 8, and headed to her commissioning site in Galveston, Texas. The ship’s commissioning is scheduled for June 10, after which she will begin her transit to her eventual homeport of San Diego. As part […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), launched from the Austal USA shipyard Feb. 25, marking an important production milestone for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The ship is named after former United States Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. LCS 10 will be the 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman, and only […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US and Republic of Singapore navies met in Guam for the beginning of Pacific Griffin 2019, the two nations’ most advanced naval training. The two-week maritime exercise starts September 27 and will take place in the waters near Guam. The exercise is an extension of the longstanding bilateral engagement, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 8 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    SNMG2 Enters Black Sea for Warfare Exercises NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived today in the Black Sea to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish Navies. Austal Rolls Out USS Gabrielle Giffords The future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), launched from the Austal USA shipyard […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy will christen its tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), during a midday ceremony June 13 at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. LCS 10 is named after former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords. During the event, Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden, the […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) completed its acceptance trials November 18, the U.S. Navy announced. The trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey […]

  • 14 June 2015
    Authorities

    On June 13 Austal held a christening ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) in Mobile, Alabama. This is the third littoral combat ship (LCS) in Austal’s 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract. The Independence-variant littoral combat ship is a 127-meter (419-foot) aluminum trimaran, capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) has signed a contract with US-based Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH WS) program. The deal is valued at NOK 203 million (USD 21.2 million). As informed, the order is related to the OTH WS framework agreement announced in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) paid a four-day visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) en route to her San Diego commissioning site. During her visit to the installation, Omaha conducted public tours of the ship on January 4, providing residents and visitors of NSGB the opportunity to board one […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities

    Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony yesterday, June 29, for the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in its construction. This ship is the fifth Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Due to […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Australian shipbuilder Austal a $584 million contract to build an Independence-variant littoral combat ship. The 127 meter LCS28 will be the 14th LCS constructed at Austal’s US shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. “While I am obviously happy for Austal I am also delighted in the vote of confidence this delivers for […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The next US Navy ship to be commissioned and carry the Kansas City name arrived at its homeport in San Diego on May 24.

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s future USS Omaha (LCS 12) wrapped up her acceptance trials on May 12, after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the navy. During the trial, the navy tested the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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).

  • 25 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) completed acceptance trials after undergoing a series of tests with the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The Independence-variant LCS passed the trials on December 15, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the […]