Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, the future USS St. Louis, completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan. Now that trials are complete, the ship will undergo final outfitting and fine-tuning before delivery. LCS 19 is the tenth Freedom-class LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is slated for delivery to the Navy early next year.
Tag Archives : Freedom-class
12 Dec 2019
Austal, builder of the USS Independence-class and Lockheed Martin, builder of the USS Freedom-class LCS, have offered options for a “Frigate-type” LCS with hull lengthening, better weapons, better sensors, and various upgrades for higher performance, lethality, survivability, and C4SIR.
03 Nov 2019
The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment Oct. 31.
28 Oct 2019
The U.S. Navy commissioned Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, USS Indianapolis – the nation’s ninth Freedom-variant LCS – in Burns Harbor, Indiana on October 26, 2019. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin-led team into active service.
15 Oct 2019
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the future USS Nantucket, with a ceremony in Marinette.
23 Aug 2019
Hensoldt has successfully installed the first two of its TRS-4D naval radars aboard the U.S. Navy’s “Freedom” Variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), the company announced on August 22.
04 Aug 2019
The U.S. Navy commissioned Littoral Combat Ship USS Billings (LCS 15) in Key West, Florida on August 3 2019. The ship, built by a Lockheed Martin-led team, is now in active service in the U.S. Navy fleet.
17 Jun 2019
The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard. Ship sponsor Jodi J. Greene, Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Policy, christened LCS 21 just prior to launch.
01 Apr 2019
The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25) in Marinette, Wisconsin March 27. The keel laying symbolically recognizes the joining of the ship's components and the ceremonial beginning of the ship.
13 Mar 2019
At the SNA 2019 symposium held in mid-January, Lockheed Martin unveiled a scale model dubbed "LCS with Lethality and Survivability Upgrades"