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US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. […]


NAVFAC EXWC Tests New RO System for Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed tests on a prototype reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Navy’s littoral combat ships (LCS) in February. The Littoral Combat Ship Program Office (PMS 501) will move forward with […]


Littoral Combat Ship’s Survival in an Attack Questioned

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

The Navy’s $23 billion Littoral Combat Ship is less able to survive an attack than other U.S. warships, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. Revised standards adopted for the vessel intended to operate in shallow coastal waters “continue to […]


Fire Scout UAV, Seahawk Tested on LCS 1

Fire Scout UAV, Seahawk Tested on LCS 1

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander’s intelligence-gathering […]


US Navy Christens 6th LCS Ship

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

Austal christened the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Ala. Jackson is the first of 10 Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the U.S. Navy has awarded to Austal as prime contractor. The […]


Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

Today, contract modifications were issued 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. These are the seventh […]


Lockheed Lays Keel of 11th Littoral Combat Ship

Lockheed Lays Keel of 11th Littoral Combat Ship

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s eleventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Sioux City, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation. The industry team is building Freedom-class LCSs for the […]


US Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS Coronado (LCS 4)

US Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS Coronado (LCS 4)

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 […]


First Littoral Combat Ship to Deploy in March

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

During a media availability Feb. 21, Navy officials announced the Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is on track to begin its first deployment March 1. This milestone was announced by the LCS Council, a group established by Chief […]


New Waterjets Could Propel LCS to Greater Speeds

New Waterjets Could Propel LCS to Greater Speeds

The Navy’s fifth littoral combat ship (LCS), Milwaukee, will be the first to benefit from new high-power density waterjets aimed at staving off rudder and propeller damage experienced on high-speed ships. The product of an Office of Naval Research (ONR) […]


 
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