Monday, July 22, 2013

At Sea Generator Problems Force USS Freedom Back To Singapore

Incident is the latest in a series of problems faced by the new Littoral Combat Ship on its first major overseas deployment.

July 22, 2013
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Austal USA Lays Keel for Eighth LCS for U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy and Austal USA on Wednesday held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Montgomery, the U.S. Navy's eighth littoral combat ship (LCS).

June 26, 2013
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Friday, May 31, 2013

Congressional Watchdog Advises Slowing Spending on Littoral Combat Ship

(Bloomberg) — Congress should consider slowing funding for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship because the Pentagon is buying vessels faster than it can test their design and performance, according to...

May 31, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

House Panel Backs U.S. Navy Plan Calling for 4 More LCS’ Next Year

A House defense panel has agreed with the U.S. Navy’s request to buy four additional Littoral Combat Ships in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

May 21, 2013
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

U.S. Navy Internal Report Slams Contested LCS Program

U.S. Navy leaders were warned last year that a $37 billion program to build Littoral Combat Ships can’t meet its promised mission because the vessels are too lightly manned and armed.

May 7, 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Littoral Combat Ship Network Can Be Hacked, Navy Probe Finds

The computer network on the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship is vulnerable to hacking, a new report has found.

April 23, 2013
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

USS Freedom Arrives in Singapore on Maiden Overseas Deployment

The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), has arrived in Singapore, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.

April 18, 2013
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

U.S. Navy’s LCS’ Lack Muscle, Admiral Warns

By David Lerman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship, a vessel intended to be small and speedy for use in shallow waters close to shore, lacks the firepower...

March 28, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Pentagon Announces Orders for Four New LCS’

Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd. today received a combined $1.38 billion in orders for continued purchases of the Littoral Combat Ship, according to the Pentagon....

March 4, 2013
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Saturday, March 2, 2013
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USS Freedom (LCS 1) Departs on Maiden Overseas Deployment

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) departed her...

March 2, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Austal and Sembawang Shipyard Announce Strategic Partnership

Austal Shipbuilding and and Singapore-based Sembawang Shipyard have announced a strategic partnership aimed at providing life-cycle services specifically tailored to the US Navy’s fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and Joint High Speed...

January 27, 2013
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

U.S. Navy Appoints Board to Tackle LCS Issues

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday announced that it has established a board of vice admirals tasked with tackling issues that have arisen from the often contested LCS Program. The board,...

August 23, 2012
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Challenging the LCS Program, Does 50 Knots of Ship’s Speed Matter to a Locked-on Missile? [OP/ED]

Written in response to Rear Admiral Rowden’s article, US Navy Littoral Combat Ships – Revolutionary, Vital By Captain Tony Kopacz, USN (Ret), Director of Operations, General Atomics I was around when...

May 31, 2012
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

US Navy Littoral Combat Ships – Revolutionary, Vital

– By Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden, Director Surface Warfare There has been a lot of discussion on the littoral combat ship and how the LCS will shape the surface Navy. This debate...

May 9, 2012
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Engineering News

Rolls-Royce to Power Two More Freedom-Class Littoral Combat Ships

Rolls-Royce says it has secured a contract to supply power and propulsion systems for the two latest vessels in the U.S. Navy’s Freedom-class of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme. Designed...

April 12, 2012
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Sunday, March 18, 2012
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St. Paddy’s Day was Good for Austal Shipbuilding, Two More Littoral Combat Ships Confirmed

Austal Shipbuilding had plenty of reason to drink green beer this weekend following the US Navy’s confirmation of two more orders for Austal USA-built Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The US$691 million contract...

March 18, 2012
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
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US Senator Questions the Future of the Littoral Combat Ship Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) questioned Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus about the future of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program during a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee...

March 8, 2012
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Engineering News

Rob Almeida Discusses Shipbuilding with Joe Rella, President and COO of Austal USA

At this year’s Surface Navy Association National Symposium in Washington, DC, I sat down for a chat with Joe Rella, Chief Operating Officer and President of Austal USA Shipbuilding. RA:...

January 28, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Austal Splashes the US Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship – LCS 4 “Coronado”

On January 10, 2012, Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard completed the launch of the second 127-metre Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship, “Coronado” (LCS 4). The roll-out marked Austal’s second use of an...

January 12, 2012
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The “aggresive corrosion” of the USS INDEPENDENCE – Who’s to blame?

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Zachary Harrell/Released You may have seen recently that Austal, a designer and manufacturer of high performance aluminium vessels including a number of vessels for the...

June 23, 2011
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