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  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) completed final contract trials on March 17, achieving her first milestone since commissioning in September, 2016. The completion of the construction and initial operating testing of the Navy’s eighth LCS are part of a series of post-delivery test and trial events through which the ship and […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) has completed combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT), the US Navy announced. During the qualification, which concluded July 1, several trials validated the performance of the combat systems suite. The tests involved firing exercises with the crew using their Bofors 57mm gun against a […]

  • 8 July 2019

    US Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrived at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base on July 6, becoming the first LCS to deploy to Singapore since late 2017. Montgomery’s arrival is part of a rotational deployment to the Indo-Pacific area of operations and is the fourth deployment of littoral combat ships to Southeast Asia, […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is set to commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Montgomery (LCS 8), in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Mobile, Alabama. Montgomery, designated LCS 8, honors the city of Montgomery, Alabama, and is the second U.S. ship in the navy history to be named in honor of the capital of Alabama. U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has managed to reach her new homeport after encountering a string of obstacles en route. The obstacles manifested themselves in engineering failures and collisions. USS Montgomery started her journey to her designated homeport in San Diego in September after being delivered to the navy three months earlier, […]

  • 26 May 2017

    The U.S. Navy recently shared a timelapse video of the littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) entering a dry dock for her Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). The Independence variant LCS entered the dry dock at San Diego Ship Repair on May 19, after completing final contract trials in March this year. During final contract trials, […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal has announced that littoral combat ship 8 (LCS 8), the future USS Montgomery, successfully completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials. The trials, the last significant milestone before delivery involved comprehensive testing of the vessel’s major systems and equipment by the U.S. Navy. According to Austal, delivery of the ship to the Navy is […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Industry news

    U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Montgomery, the Navy’s eighth littoral combat ship (LCS), June 25, in Mobile, Ala. The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship’s components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to begin months earlier, keel laying represents […]

  • 24 December 2015

    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 […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) became the first ship in its class to complete Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training in the US 3rd Fleet area of operation (AOR). The training, which concluded April 22, provided the crew of the Independence-class USS Montgomery (LCS 8) advanced level training to increase their tactical proficiency, lethality, […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery which the Navy received in June this year, experienced two unrelated casualties within a 24-hour period while transiting from Mobile, Alabama, to her homeport of San Diego on September 13. USS Montgomery is the fifth littoral combat ship to experience some sort […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This is the US Navy’s first exercise of its kind with ASEAN.

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Montgomery, the U.S. Navy’s fourth Independence-variant and eighth littoral combat ship, became involved in the third incident since it was commissioned less than two months ago in Alabama. The latest accident occurred on October 29 while Montgomery was transiting the Panama Canal. According to a USNI News report, LCS 8 collided with one of the walls […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A littoral combat ship taking part in an Asia-Pacific exercise for first time since late 2017.

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal a $11,8 million contract to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS 8). Under the contract, Austal will provide design, planning, and material support services for the vessel, including program management, advance planning, engineering, […]

  • 10 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone The future USS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter completed the initial testing phase aboard a littoral combat ship returning from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) on April 11. The Fire Scout test team along with USS Montgomery sailors conducted dynamic interface testing to verify the MQ-8C launch and recovery procedures and test interoperability between the unmanned helicopter and […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced that it was awarded four separate post-shakedown availability (PSA) contracts by the U.S. Navy for littoral combat ships (LCS) 6 and 8. According to Austal, the contracts are worth over US$4.9 million in total. On May 6, 2016, Austal was awarded a $11.8 million contract to provide engineering and management services for advance planning […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Alabama will be named the USS Jackson and the USS Montgomery. These two ships are part of a dual block buy of LCS class ships announced by Mabus in December 2010.  By procuring […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived in Malaysia on August 13 for the start of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019. US ships taking part include the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752), Safeguard-class salvage ship USNS Salvor (ARS 52) and expeditionary fast transport ship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced it has been awarded a US$11.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide emergent availability planning and full ship shock trials (FSST) support for tests to be conducted on Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). The company made the announcement shortly after announcing it would book losses of $115 million […]

  • 26 December 2016

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]