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Navy’s Oakland LCS Launches to Sea

Austal USA released the U.S. Navy's 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship into the sea in preparation for delivery in 2020. The service branch said Monday that its future USS Oakland or LCS 24 touched water for the first time on Sunday at the shipbuilder's facility in Mobile, Ala.

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Navy Sets Date for LCS 22 Christening

The U.S. Navy is set to christen the LCS 22 or the future USS Kansas City littoral combat ship this Saturday in Mobile, Ala. Tracy Davidson, wife of Adm. Philip Davidson who leads the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, will perform the christening as sponsor of the latest Independence variant LCS, the Navy said Thursday.

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Sean Stackley: Navy Plans to Buy 52 Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy is hoping to procure 52 littoral combat ships under a $37 billion program, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the LCS program covers the purchase of vessels built with technology packages for surface warfare, anti-submarine and mine-countermeasure operations. “We have a valid requirement for 52 ships …

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Pentagon Awarded $39B in March Contracts, $300B Planned for FY 2013

The Defense Department awarded $39.4 billion in contracts during March, a sharp increase over the $23.1 billion in awards from February and $12.1 billion from January. Despite sequestration, the Pentagon plans to award up to $300 billion in contracts for the whole fiscal year ending Sept. 30, more than the amount awarded in 2006, Nick Taborek …

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Navy Program Puts Lockheed, Austal in Shipbuilding Competition

The Navy has selected two contracting firms to manufacture 55 vessels for its $37.4 billion Littoral Combat Ships program, Federal News Radio reports. The program has placed Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Australia-based firm Austal in a head-to-head competition to see who can produce the highest quality vessels at a …

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