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Coast Guard, and commercial customers, including the technologically advanced Littoral Combat Ship Freedom variant for the U.
Omaha, a 127m Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship, is the fourth LCS Austal has launched as part of a $3.
It took the Navy more than 10 years to design and start building its littoral combat ships.
He also talked about a long-term proposal to port littoral combat ships that could replace the current fleet of minesweepers operating in the area, Stars and Stripes, a daily newspaper published for the US military, Department of Defence civilians, contractors and their families, reported this week.
The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is being developed as a replacement for the Royal Navy's current Type 23 frigates.
Hagel is the first Pentagon chief to step aboard a littoral combat ship that has been deployed, according to a report of the Associated Press.
Adelman said that the schedule has not been formally announced for the deployment of the next littoral combat ships, but "there is some expectation that a second littoral combat ship is likely to arrive within the next 20 months.
Paul Lemmo, a Lockheed vice president for business development, said the company would pitch a multi-mission version of its fast new coastal combat ship, perhaps fitted with Lockheed's Aegis weapon system.
Ashley said the NLOS-LS is critical to protecting the littoral combat ship itself.
The Navy initiated a move away from traditional minesweepers in favor of putting new kinds of anti-mine capabilities aboard ships with a variety of missions--most recently, the Littoral Combat Ship.
Four Naval Personnel Development Command Learning Centers have been working since November to build a training program for the first crew members of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Freedom (LCS 1), who started arriving for duty in January.
The machine center is positioned to manufacture components for the large waterjets used on the Littoral Combat Ship.
Navy's ongoing transformation and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program captures the essential technical and doctrinal challenges facing the Navy as it transitions to a 21st-century fleet postured to meet U.
There are 57 ships currently projected for that programme ( the Littoral Combat Ship programme.
They signed a memorandum of understanding in 2002 and established a working group to identify common elements in developing the national security cutter, offshore patrol cutter, and other platforms for the integrated deepwater system (IDS) and the littoral combat ship (LCS).
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