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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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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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

LCS Program Will Face Congress Following ‘Concerning’ GAO Study, U.S. Lawmaker Says

Congress will take a close look at the Pentagon’s $34 billion Littoral Combat Ship program and may consider restrictions on the Navy’s $2 billion request to buy four vessels in fiscal 2014, a U.S. lawmaker said Tuesday.

June 4, 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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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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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Navy places order for LCS 8 with Austal

The U.S. Navy announced today that it has placed an order for the construction of a fourth 127-meter trimaran Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-8) with Austal at its Mobile, Alabama...

March 24, 2011
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Friday, March 18, 2011

U.S. Navy awards Lockheed Martin next Littoral Combat Ship contract

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has awarded a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led industry team $376 million to construct the nation’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The fixed-price-incentive-fee contract provides funding...

March 18, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rolls-Royce to power ten Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S Navy

Rolls-Royce has announced it will supply gas turbines and waterjets for ten of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) – the Group’s largest ever marine naval surface ship contract....

January 19, 2011
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin Launches LCS 3

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team today launched the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Fort Worth, at the Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin. The 389-foot Fort Worth was launched into...

December 7, 2010
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Workboat lists top 10 stories of 2010 – What would you choose?

Every year, Workboat magazine lists the top ten news stories of the year and this year, there were some obvious, some not so obvious, and some, well, let’s just say...

December 3, 2010
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

First Littoral Combat Ship to be Commisioned – Freedom (LCS-1)

This coming Saturday the U.S. Navy will be commissioning its first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1), in a ceremony at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Freedom is the first...

November 5, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ships Of The Future – LCS, Littoral Combat Ship

Popular Science brings us Future Navy Ships – Littoral Combat Ship. They write: This is a small, fast ship (capable of 45 knots) for sub-hunting, mine-clearing, and fighting small boats...

July 30, 2008
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