USS Freedom (LCS 1) Decommissions

USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony was a private event celebrated alongside ship plankowners and former…

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Austal Awarded LCS Support Contract

June 22, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program contract. The modification provides Austal with a total potential additional value of US$44,384,296 (approx. A$58,742,000). The contract modification exercises options for LCS Class design services, material to support…

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General Dynamics to Provide LCS Modular Mission Packages

June 2, 2021 – General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today the award of a multi-million-dollar firm fixed-price contract from Northrop Grumman to provide Reduced Weight Basic Operating Assembly (RWBOA) containers for U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The containers, developed specifically for the Navy, will be produced at General Dynamics’ Marion, Virginia facility, with first delivery expected in December. RWBOA…

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USS Charleston Firing SeaRAM (Video)

April 9, 2021 – Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) conducted a successful Rolling Airframe Missile (SeaRAM) launch during a live-fire exercise, April 8. Warships and their watch teams conduct live-fire exercises, like the SeaRAM launch, in preparation for contributing to the high-end fight and maintaining warfighting readiness within the surface fleet. The SeaRAM is designed to offer…

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GRSi Awarded Engineering and Management to Support SeaPort NxG

October 9, 2020 – GRSi was awarded a new task supporting the Department of the Navy’s (DON) littoral combat ships (LCS) as part of the Seaport Next Generation (SeaPort NxG) IDIQ. Under this scope of work, the team will provide services that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas and technical capabilities supported by the DON ordering activities. The…

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Cubic Awarded Contract to Support U.S. Navy Surface Training Immersive Gaming and Simulations Initiative

July 30, 2020 – Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth more than $99 million to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division’s (NAWCTSD) Surface Training Immersive Gaming and Simulations (STIGS) effort and the development, delivery and total life cycle support of a new virtual environment training…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded LCS Planning Yard Contract

April 24, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification to exercise the first option year of the existing Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Planning Yard contract. This option has a potential total value of up to $107.9 million for planning yard services in support of in-service LCS class ships. “Our outstanding and experienced Shipyard…

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