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Navy Says LCS Shock Trials Had Positive Results; Pentagon Still Has Concerns

Navy Says LCS Shock Trials Had Positive Results; Pentagon Still Has Concerns

USS Jackson (LCS 6) successfully completed the first of three scheduled full ship shock trials June 10. US Navy photo.

USS Jackson (LCS 6) successfully completed the first of three scheduled full ship shock trials June 10. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Full ship shock trials on both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship proved the ships are survivable and will only need “relatively minor modifications,” according to Navy written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, but the Pentagon’s top operational tester warned in his written testimony that the shocks were performed at reduced severity due to concerns about excessive damage to the ships. Read More

USS Fort Worth to Return to San Diego for Propulsion System Repairs

USS Fort Worth to Return to San Diego for Propulsion System Repairs

USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits in formation with ships from the Royal Malaysian navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015 on Aug. 19, 2015. US Navy Photo

USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits in formation with ships from the Royal Malaysian navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015 on Aug. 19, 2015. US Navy Photo

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Forth Worth (LCS-3) will return to San Diego to undergo repairs on the complex gearing system that was damaged earlier this year, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

Lockheed Martin, Navy Have Not Determined if Failure That Sidelined USS Milwaukee is a Class Wide Issue

Lockheed Martin, Navy Have Not Determined if Failure That Sidelined USS Milwaukee is a Class Wide Issue

USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) during high-speed runs during sea trials. Lockheed Martin Photo

USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) during high-speed runs during sea trials. Lockheed Martin Photo

It’s still too early to say if the propulsion problem that sidelined the Navy’s latest Littoral Combat Ship – USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) – is a class-wide issue, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of Littoral Ships & Systems, told reporters on Monday. Read More