The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin with a $698.9 million contract modification for construction of two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) – the seventh and eighth in a 10-ship contract awarded in December 2010.
The contract modification is for construction of Indianapolis (LCS 17) and LCS 19, yet to be named. The first ship on this 2010 contract, the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), was christened and launched in 2013, and is undergoing trials before delivery to the Navy in 2015. The future USS Detroit (LCS 7) will be christened and launched later this year. Little Rock (LCS 9), Sioux City (LCS 11) and Wichita (LCS 13) are all in various stages of construction, and Billings (LCS 15) will begin construction this year.
“Our industry team appreciates the U.S. Navy’s confidence in the LCS program as we continue down the learning curve to make these ships more capable and more affordable,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business. “We’ll continue to build best-in-class, cost effective ships for the Navy, supporting its need to defeat littoral threats and provide maritime access in critical waterways.”
Thales has won a contract to supply six SMART-S Mk2 naval surveillance radar systems and six CAPTAS-2 towed sonar systems for the Royal Malaysian Navys Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The six SMART-S Mk2 radars will be installed on the Malaysian Littoral Combat Ships that are currently being built by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia
Lockheed Martin today launched fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Milwaukee at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard. "It is a true privilege to serve as the sponsor for this ship as she begins her journey of service and commitment to our powerful Fleet," said Mrs
Cubic Defense Systems has won a contract valued up to $112 million to develop hands-on training devices, desktop trainers and simulators for each variant of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Mission Bays. Under the contract, Cubic will provide training solutions for the preparation, launch, handling, recovery, and securing of the ships mission equipment
The Navy issued contract modifications to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2012 littoral combat ships each, March 16. This is the third funding increment for each contractor under their previously awarded, fixed-price incentive "block buy" contracts for the design and construction of up to 10 LCS Flight 0+ ships
CSC announced today that the U.S
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The US Navy has selected Austal to construct two more Littoral Combat Ships, LCS 22 and LCS 24. The ships will be the ninth and tenth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships built by Austal as prime contractor under its existing 10-vessel contract with the US Navy, the company announced in its press release last week
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