The final decision on the 20-hull follow up to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be made soon, the Chief of Naval Operations said during a defense conference in California over the weekend. Read More
The youngest Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate (FFG-7) was decommissioned this week as the more than 30-year-old ship class is set to leave the U.S. fleet by the end of next year. Read More
The following is the Aug. 4, 2014 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The results of the Navy taskforce for a follow-up hull to the Littoral Combat Ship are in, but the service will remain mum on the findings until they’re integrated into next year’s budget, the service said on Thursday. Read More
In the U.S. Navy’s perfect world, the service will reach its goal of a 306-ship fleet by 2020, according to the service’s latest 30-year long-range shipbuilding report, submitted to Congress on July 1 and obtained by USNI News on Monday. Read More
The following is the June 25, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.
Lockheed Martin outlined the range of options they presented to the Navy as part of the Pentagon mandated study into a follow-on ship to the Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships in a media briefing on Monday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s recent direction to the Navy to develop proposals for a “capable and lethal small surface combatant, generally consistent with the capabilities of a frigate” could have a major affect on several Navy programs. Read More
The Navy is calling on industry to arm the task force working the follow-on design to the current version of the Littoral Combat Ship with concepts through two requests for information (RFI), issued late Wednesday.