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Austal begins construction of LCS 30

27th February 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Austal USA has begun construction of the US Navy’s 15th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 30, the future USS Canberra, the company announced on 22 February.  

LCS is a highly manoeuvrable, lethal and adaptable ship designed to support the navy in mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare missions.

To date, Austal USA has delivered nine LCS to the navy, while six are currently under construction (LCS 20-30) and four are awaiting the start of construction following LCS 30.

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