A small audience of dignitaries celebrated the christening of the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) on 29 August at Austal’s advanced ship manufacturing facility. Savannah is the 14th of 19 small surface combatants Austal USA has under contract with the U.S. Navy.
Tag Archives : Independence-class
02 Jul 2020
The U.S. Navy is looking to decommission 8 vessels in 2021. Pending approval from Congress, the plan would see the first four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) being mothballed.
27 Jun 2020
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) June 26 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. Oakland is the 22nd littoral combat ship (LCS) and the 12th ship of the Independence-class built by Austal USA.
25 May 2020
The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully concluded acceptance trials here May 22, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico.
14 May 2020
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) Expands Support to U.S. Navy Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Combat System through $40 Million Contract
13 May 2020
A U.S. Navy ship conducted presence operations near Panamanian flagged drillship, West Capella, May 12.
11 Mar 2020
Austal USA hosted the Hon Marise Payne, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the keel laying ceremony of the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) at its Mobile, Ala. shipyard on March 10, 2020.
13 Feb 2020
Austal USA has delivered its 11th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
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.
02 Nov 2019
Austal-built Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Kansas City (LCS 22) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations, the U.S. Navy announced Oct. 31.