US Navy will name next 388 feet long Freedom-variant littoral combat ship as USS Cooperstown (LCS 23)
The fast, agile surface combatant ship will be capable of traveling at speeds in excess of 40 knots. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday that the LCS provides required war fighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute a variety of missions in areas such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare.
The construction will be led by a Lockheed Martin industry team. The Cooperstown will be built with modular design incorporating mission packages that can be changed out quickly as combat needs change in a region.
These mission packages are supported by detachments that deploy both manned and unmanned vehicles, and sensors in support of mine, undersea, and surface warfare missions.
General Dynamics developed nuclear-powered USS North Dakota fast attack submarine has launched and recovered a REMUS 600 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) while submerged. The Diplomat reported Friday that the submarine has returned to the US after being deployed for about two-month to the Mediterranean Sea
Lockheed Martin has won a $154 million contract from US Navy to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare defences against evolving anti-ship missile threats. Under this low-rate initial production contract for block 2 of the Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on US aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with key capabilities to determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship
Alliant Techsystems Operations has won a $12.4 million contract to design a new chain gun weapon systems for the US Navy
Austal USA is being awarded a Congressional cost cap of $584,200,000 contract for the construction of a littoral combat ship (LCS). The contract also includes options for the construction of additional LCS, class services, and post-delivery availability support, a US DOD release said
US military has purchased a Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) from RADA Electronic Industries in Israel for testing and evaluation of its capabilities. The MHR will be delivered before the end of 2015, the company announced Tuesday
The US Navy is building a transparent bulletproof armor for vehicles and face shield using a moldable material. The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is also working on lighter weight bulletproof windows, with the development of a new, moldable material
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