Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Navy Risks Blowback in Bid to Scrap $5 Billion of Troubled Ships

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The US Navy wants to scrap nine of 16 Littoral Combat Ships built by Lockheed Martin Corp. well short of their projected

May 11, 2022
Total Views: 9181

Friday, February 25, 2022
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Failing US Navy Warship Still Can’t Perform Mission

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The U.S. Navy’s troubled fleet of Littoral Combat Ships has “not yet demonstrated the operational capabilities it needs

February 25, 2022
Total Views: 7398

Thursday, September 30, 2021

US Navy Is Both Decommissioning And Building More Of This Failed Ship

by John Konrad (gCaptain) You maybe confused by this headline but so are we. USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship,

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 8927

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Austal USA President Resigns Amid Investigations Into LCS Program

Australian-based shipbuilder Austal has announced the resignation of Austal USA president Craig Perciavalle amid ongoing investigations in the United States

February 23, 2021
Total Views: 11514

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Maritime News

Builders Escape Most Costs as Navy on the Hook for Littoral Combat Ships

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy must pay “for the vast majority of defects” on its troubled Littoral Combat Ship, not contractors

December 8, 2016
Total Views: 16

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Maritime News

Troubled $29 Billion U.S. Warship Sows Fresh Doubt on Worth

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program “stands at a crossroads,” as the service prepares to ask Congress

December 1, 2016
Total Views: 38

Friday, March 4, 2016
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Pentagon Chief Says 40 LCS Ships ‘Enough’ for U.S. Navy

SEATTLE, March 3 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday defended the Pentagon’s decision to buy just 40 Littoral Combat Ships

March 4, 2016
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Maritime News

USS Milwaukee Arrives at BAE Shipyard in Mayport

The U.S. Navy’s San Diego-based littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) arrived at the BAE shipyard in Mayport, Florida earlier this week to complete

February 24, 2016
Total Views: 22

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Maritime News

U.S. Navy’s LCS Struggles to Fend Off Swarm Attacks, Tests Show

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship struggled in drills at sea to fend off a swarm of small attacking vessels like the

January 29, 2016
Total Views: 624

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Maritime News

Littoral Combat Ships Transform Wisconsin’s Marinette Marine Shipyard

  By Andrea Shalal MARINETTE, Wis., Sept 6 (Reuters) – Big investments, lean manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, and a

September 6, 2015
Total Views: 12

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Austal Delivers LCS 6 to U.S. Navy

  Alabama-based aluminum shipbuilder Austal Limited has successfully delivered the Littoral Combat Ship 6 (LCS 6), the future USS Jackson, to the U.S.

August 13, 2015
Total Views: 5

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Maritime News

Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth Found Vulnerable to Attack Before Asia Deployment

Weeks before one of the U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ships departed for Asia, tests had exposed its vulnerability to a potential enemy attack, according

June 25, 2015
Total Views: 28

Friday, June 12, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Navy to Christen LCS 10 – USS Gabrielle Giffords

[contextly_sidebar id=”4G7lDFNttrhX3qiMdbG625bPjNe9kMix”]The U.S. Navy is getting ready to christen the future USS Gabrielle Giffords, the tenth

June 12, 2015
Total Views: 68

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WATCH: U.S. Navy LCS Tackles Heavy Seas in East China Sea

Here's some video captured from the bow of the U.S. Navy third Littoral Combat ship, USS Fort Worth, as it transited the East China Sea towards South

March 5, 2015
Total Views: 21

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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U.S. Navy: They Will be Called Frigates

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Thursday said the Navy would rename the modified Littoral Combat Ships it plans to build in coming years as "frigates," given

January 15, 2015
Total Views: 10

Friday, December 12, 2014
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Maritime News

Lockheed Martin, Austal Unscathed by LCS Changes

Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd., makers of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, have emerged unscathed in the new strategy by departing Defense Secretary

December 12, 2014
Total Views: 11

Thursday, December 11, 2014
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Pentagon Opts to Upgrade Littoral Combat Ship Design

The new surface combatant (SSC) ships will be based on an upgraded variant of the existing littoral combat ships

December 11, 2014
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Video: Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) Launched at Marinette Marine

A Lockheed Martin-led team launched the United States Navy's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Detroit, into the Menominee River this weekend

October 21, 2014
Total Views: 44

Friday, February 28, 2014

Navy Cuts 2015 LCS Plan to Three Ships -Official

No decision has been made on which of the two companies building different versions -- Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd. -- will see one of its ships

February 28, 2014
Total Views: 4

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pentagon to Cut U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Order by 20

The Pentagon has given the U.S. Navy preliminary instructions to buy 32 of its troubled Littoral Combat Ships instead of the 52 previously planned, according

January 16, 2014
Total Views: 6