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 and Australia into the company’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program...

February 23, 2021
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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 Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd., according...

December 8, 2016
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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 to authorize spending as much as $14 billion...

December 1, 2016
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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 instead of the 52 originally planned, saying...

March 4, 2016
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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 repairs following a loss of...

February 24, 2016
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Friday, January 29, 2016
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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 Iranian boats it...

January 29, 2016
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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 more engaged workforce have revamped the Wisconsin shipyard...

September 6, 2015
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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. Navy, a landmark vessel delivery for the...

August 13, 2015
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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 to the Pentagon’s testing office.

June 25, 2015
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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 ship in the Navy’s littoral combat ship program. The ship is named after former...

June 12, 2015
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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 Korea

March 5, 2015
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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 their enhanced capabilities.

January 15, 2015
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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 Chuck Hagel to buy 20 modified vessels.

December 12, 2014
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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 (LCS)

December 11, 2014
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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 at the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) shipyard.

October 21, 2014
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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 delayed by a year

February 28, 2014
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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 to defense officials.

January 16, 2014
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Unreleased GAO Report Deals Latest Blow to Troubled LCS Program

By Tony Capaccio Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship lacks the robust communications systems needed to transmit critical data to support facilities ashore, according to an...

November 19, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
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LCS 4 Completes U.S. Navy Acceptance Trials

Austal Shipbuilding announced today that their second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, the Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on August 23, 2013. As the last significant milestone prior...

August 29, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Navy Littoral Combat Ship Needs More Scrutiny, House Panel Says

Lawmakers said today they have “serious questions” about the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship after a Government Accountability Office report recommended slowing construction for further testing.

July 25, 2013
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