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US Navy modifies Austal’s Littoral Combat Ship contract

22nd June 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Navy has modified Austal’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract to procure a spare ‘Sea Giraffe’ radar for the Independence variant LCS programme, the company announced on 17 June.

Following the modification, the value of the LCS contract increases by $6,801,290. As part of the programme, USS Jackson (LCS 6) has successfully completed the first of three scheduled full ship shock trial (FSST) blasts.

The USS Montgomery (LCS 8) is expected to be delivered to the US Navy in June. Meanwhile, six additional LCS vessels are under construction in Mobile, Alabama, under a $3.5 billion 11-ship contract.

Manchester (LCS 14), Omaha (LCS 12) and Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) are all preparing for sea trials, while Charleston (LCS 18) and Tulsa (LCS 16) are being assembled. Modules for Cincinnati (LCS 20) are under construction in Austal USA’s advanced Module Manufacturing Facility (MMF).

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