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.
The Navy expects to release a competitive solicitation(s) for additional LCS class ships in future years, and therefore the specific contract award amount for these ships is considered source selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time.
Work is expected to be completed by December 2022.
Austal USA is the US entity of Australia based ship-builder, Austal. Previous LCS Ships have been built by Lockheed Martin.
Saudi Arabia has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin to purchase four Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships worth US$6 billion. The deal is a part of overall $110-billion foreign military sale, and is expected to be announced during President Donald Trumps visit to Riyadh Saturday
Lockheed Martin laid the keel for the tenth Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the LCS-19 and future U.S
Lockheed Martin manufactured seventh Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit has been commissioned by the US Navy on Saturday. USS Detroit is the fourth Freedom-variant in the LCS class
Lockheed Martin has received the remaining funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) from the US Navy, the company press release said. The advanced procurement funding of $79 million approved by the Congress was first awarded to Lockheed Martin-led team in March 2015
The US Navy has commissioned fifth Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee into active service. Lockheed Martin designed Milwaukee is the third Freedom-variant in the LCS class
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
Australian shipbuilder Austal confirmed on 13 August that it is ready to build naval ships in the Philippines if it secures a contract with the Philippines Government to build six vessels OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels), Austal said in a Twitter post. Commenting on the proposed build programme, Austal said, “Austals OPV will be designed in Australia and the Philippines but will be built at Austal Philippines for the Philippines Navy (PN)
The Pentagon has awarded multiple contracts worth more than $1.1 billion to build two littoral combat ships to shipbuilders – Austal USA and Lockheed Martin
Futures fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock has completed US Navy acceptance trials last week. Following the trails, now Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine are readying the LCS for delivery in the coming weeks, the Naval service announced Friday
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Austal Australia has engaged in discussion with local suppliers for Austal and German ship-design firm Fassmer's joint bid for the Australian Navy's $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel program. The Australian firm engaged in discussion in a forum at Bendigo, Victoria, in Australia, the company announced Wednesday
The US Navy has issued Request for Information (RFI) on Monday for small surface combatant the future Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). The Navy desires to award a Detail Design and Construction contract in FY2020 for its next evolution of small surface combatant the FFG(X)
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