Document: LCS East Coast Basing Environmental Assessment

September 9, 2013 1:33 PM

From U.S. Fleet Forces’s June 2013 Environmental Assessment Addressing the Homeporting of the Littoral Combat Ship on the East Coast of the United States:

Under the Proposed Action, the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy) proposes to provide facilities and functions to support the homeporting of up to 14 Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) on the East Coast of the United States by 2020. To ensure that all potential homeporting alternatives are appropriately addressed, the Proposed Action includes homeporting up to either 14 Austal variants, 14 Lockheed Martin variants, or a combination of 14 Austal and Lockheed Martin variants. The Proposed Action also includes any new construction or improvements required for existing facilities to support the LCSs, new land-based training requirements for the LCSs, and stationing LCS crews (i.e., ship company crew, mission package crew, and on-installation support personnel) and their dependents.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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