Tuesday, July 26, 2016

U.S. Navy’s Next Littoral Combat Ship Completes Acceptance Trials – VIDEO

Check out this video of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) completing its acceptance trials earlier this month. The Detroit will be the fourth Freedom-class variant of...

July 26, 2016
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials
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U.S. Navy Asks Lockheed Martin to Fix LCS Problems

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Lockheed Martin Corp. is under orders from the U.S. Navy to correct quality control failures in building its version of the Littoral Combat Ship, an...

May 10, 2016
Total Views: 21

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Damaged Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth to Return to San Diego Under Own Power

The U.S. Navy’s USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the littoral combat ship sidelined in Singapore due to gear damage, will sail under its own power to San Diego later this...

April 14, 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
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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
Total Views: 12

Monday, February 8, 2016
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials
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U.S. Navy Urged to Slow LCS Deployments Until More Testing

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Two top senators on defense issues say U.S. Navy leaders should consider delaying deployment of the new Littoral Combat Ship and tone down their effusive...

February 8, 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
Total Views: 459

Friday, January 22, 2016
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Littoral Combat Ship Sidelined in Singapore After Gear Damage

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship is sidelined in port in Singapore because of damage to gears that propel the vessel, according to a memo...

January 22, 2016
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Monday, December 14, 2015
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials
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U.S. Navy’s New LCS Towed to Port After Breaking Down Off Virginia

The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship had to be towed into port last week after losing propulsion off the coast of Virginia.   A statement from the U.S. Navy said the...

December 14, 2015
Total Views: 55

Friday, December 11, 2015
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Littoral Combat Ships’ Mine-Hunting Drones Can’t Find Mines, Pentagon Finds

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship would be ineffective at hunting for mines because an underwater drone made by Lockheed Martin Corp. that’s supposed...

December 11, 2015
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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U.S. Approves Sale of Lockheed Littoral Combat Ships to Saudi Arabia

  By Tony Capaccio and Madeline McMahon (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon has notified Congress of a planned sale to Saudi Arabia of as many as four Littoral Combat Ships made...

October 20, 2015
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ship Photos of the Day – LCS 9 Christening and Launch at Marinette Marine

The future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) was launched into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 19, 2015, after a Christening ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation...

July 21, 2015
Total Views: 11

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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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
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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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Friday, December 12, 2014

Infographics: The U.S. Navy’s Upgraded Small Surface Combatant vs Littoral Combat Ship

Some highly anticipated changes to the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program were finally revealed on Thursday with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel directing the Navy “to move forward with...

December 12, 2014
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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
Total Views: 9

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
Total Views: 27

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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Monday, February 24, 2014
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USS Coronado Bangs Into Panama Canal

It’s not really a big deal that USS Coronado, the U.S. Navy’s fourth littoral combat ship (LCS), banged itself up today while transiting through the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks....

February 24, 2014
Total Views: 120