Littoral Combat Ships

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Watch: USS Cleveland Hits Tug During Side-Launch

The launch of the latest Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the USS Cleveland (LCS 31), encountered a minor mishap last weekend when the vessel

April 20, 2023
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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Austal Stock Sinks On US Navy Investigation

by Sameer Manekar (Reuters) – Australian shipbuilder Austal sank as much as 8.4% to its lowest level in more than four years on Monday after the United

April 4, 2023
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Monday, April 3, 2023
Austal USA shipyard

Massive Accounting Fraud Uncovered at US Navy Shipbuilder, Three Executives Charged

Indictment reveals multi-year scheme to manipulate financial statements and mislead investors. A federal grand jury indicted three Alabama men on charges of

April 3, 2023
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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
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Friday, February 25, 2022
USS Independence LCS

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
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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
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Monday, August 2, 2021

Navy Decommissions 2010-Built Littoral Combat Ship ‘USS Independence’

The U.S. Navy has decommissioned the 2010-built USS Independence (LCS 2), the first Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship. The Independence, which was

August 2, 2021
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Austal USA shipyard

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: 11553

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Maritime News

U.S. Navy Orders Three More Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts for another three Littoral Combat Ships, bringing the total number of vessels ordered so far to 32. The new awards were

September 19, 2018
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Stuck in Ice for Winter

The U.S. Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS Little Rock, will have to spend its winter up north instead of Florida’s warmer waters after the

January 24, 2018
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Lockheed’s Littoral Combat Ships Running 11 Months Late, U.S. Navy Says

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Lockheed Martin Corp. will deliver its eight remaining Littoral Combat Ships an average of 11 months late, more

December 13, 2017
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Monday, June 19, 2017

U.S. Navy Finds $500 Million for a Second Littoral Combat Ship in 2018

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy has found $500 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship in next year’s budget after scrounging that

June 19, 2017
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), before a crowd of 2,500 at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston on

June 11, 2017
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Suddenly There’s Another Littoral Ship in Trump’s Budget Plans

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The White House budget office and the Navy are rushing to find an extra $600 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship

May 26, 2017
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Navy to Delay Award of Frigate Construction for a Year

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy will delay by at least a year plans to award a multibillion-dollar construction contract for a frigate meant

May 4, 2017
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Maritime News

Congress Urged to Delay $9 Billion Navy Plan for Frigates

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Congress should consider delaying an upcoming U.S. Navy request for as much as $9 billion to start work on 12

April 18, 2017
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Monday, March 6, 2017
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials

Pentagon Blocks Littoral Combat Ship Cost Overrun Info From a GAO Report

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon office that reviews information to determine whether it’s classified has blocked publication of

March 6, 2017
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Navy Takes Delivery of Future USS Gabrielle Giffords

The U.S. Navy has taken delivery of its ninth Littoral Combat Ship, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords. The future

December 27, 2016
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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

December 8, 2016
Total Views: 19

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