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Future USS Savannah (LCS 28) christened at Austal USA

The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) has been christened at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, Austal announced. The future...

U.S., Japan Navies Exercise Together in South China Sea

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima class-training vessel JS Kashima (TV-3508) and...

USS Kansas City Joins the Fleet

The U.S. Navy commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) today, June 20. The Navy commissioned...

Austal USA Awarded US$43M LCS Contract Modification

The United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Contract Ship (LCS) contract. The...

USS Montgomery Returns from Deployment

Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) returned to its U.S. 3rd Fleet homeport of Naval Station San Diego June 10...

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

The mission of ALMDS (AN/AES-1) is to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines. ALMDS enables shallow-water warships like the...

USS Oakland Completes Successful Acceptance Trials

The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully concluded acceptance trials May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the...

HII awarded LCS Planning Yard Contract Worth $107.9 million

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification to exercise the first option year of the existing Littoral...

Kongsberg signs NSM contract valued at $21,3m

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon...

U.S. Navy christened future USS Cooperstown (LCS-23)

The U.S. Navy christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23), during a ceremony at the...

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) on February 12 during a ceremony at Austal USA...

LCS-19 (St.Louis) officially delivered to U.S. Navy

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine delivered the future USS St. Louis, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed...

Malaysia’s LCS project faced latency due to the contractor’s failure

Royal Malaysian Navy has encountered a shocking incident about its LCS project. The Maharaja Lela (Gowind)-class littoral combat ship (LCS) programme is...

Another important day for the U.S. Navy.

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) and christened its newest attack submarine, the...

TRS-4D Naval Radars Succesfully Installed to U.S. Navy Freedom Class LCS

TRS-4D naval radars manufactured by HENSOLDT Inc., known as sensor solutions provider, has successfully been installed the first two of the U.S....

USS Billings is Comissioned as 8th Freedom Class LCS

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Billings (LCS 15) – the nation's eighth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – in Key West, Florida....

U.S. Navy Completed Structural Tests of SSMM

According to a statement from the Naval Sea Systems Command on 26th July, a Longbow version of Hellfire was launched from surface-to-surface...

U.S. Navy Announced Comissioning Date of USS INDIANAPOLIS

U.S. Navy's littoral warfare power is growing. The U.S. Navy has announced that it will commission its Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS),...

U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship 21 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) Christened And Launched

The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paulinto the Menominee River at the Fincantieri...

US Navy’s Newest Ship USS Tulsa Commissioned

The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the US Navy's newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San...

Future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 8, following a series of in-port...

U.S. Navy’s LCS Will Conduct Drug Interdiction Patrols This Year

A Littoral Combat Ship, with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, will hunt for drug runners in U.S. Southern Command later...

Lockheed Martin And Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Contract To Build Littoral...

Construction will begin in second half of 2019 The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a fixed-price-incentive-fee...

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Two Littoral Combat Ship

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32)...

Austal USA, Lockheed Martin Awarded FY 2018 LCS Hulls

Austal USA and Lockheed Martin were awarded contract modifications to build the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2018 batch of Littoral Combat Ships, the Pentagon announced...

The U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Sioux City and...

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs), the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during...

Austal’s Littoral Combat Ship Charleston (LCS 18) completes acceptance trials for...

Austal’s Littoral Combat Ship Charleston (LCS 18) completes acceptance trials for the US Navy. The completion of acceptance trials is the last major milestone required...

The latest littoral combat ship, future USS Wichita completes acceptance trials...

The latest littoral combat ship, future USS Wichita completes acceptance trials on Lake Michigan LCS 13, the future USS Wichita, is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS...

Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test and Evaluation complete

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the...

AUSTAL awarded US$16 million contract for additional LCS design services.

Austal Limited (Austal) today announced (June 26) the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA US$16,303,195 for a cost-plus-fixed fee to a...

USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing

USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile...

Lockheed Martin awards Gibbs & Cox contract for Functional Design for...

Lockheed Martin awards Gibbs & Cox contract for Functional Design for the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Lockheed Martin recently awarded Gibbs & Cox, the nation’s leading...

USS Omaha on its way to home port, commissioning

The USS Omaha is en route to its new home port of San Diego, and the date is set for the new littoral combat...

Future USS Manchester (LCS 14) Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 15 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the U.S.Navy's...

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9).

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS),  USS Little Rock (LCS 9), during a ceremony Saturday held on Dec. 16,...

The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout will receive a new radar...

The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles will receive a new radar and datalink to set the UAV up as a forward...

USS Coronado Returns to San Diego

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 returned home from an 18-month deployment, Dec....

Lockheed Martin Awarded First Contract for New Saudi Frigates

Lockheed Martin has been awarded the first contract for a quartet of frigates the company is building as part of a $20 billion foreign...

Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on expeditionary fast transport USNS City...

Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck on Oct. 20 in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said...
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