Navy Now Accepted 16 Vessels, with Further 16 in Construction or Under Contract
The US Navy (USN) announced on 18 September it has issued modifications to previously awarded littoral combat ship (LCS) contracts. “These contract awards represent an important next step in delivering critical warfighting capability to the fleet,” observed LCS Program Manager, Capt. Mike Taylor.
Three FY2018 LCS are involved. LCS-29 will be built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, WI: LCS-32 and -34 will be built at Austal USA in Mobile, AL. A total of 32 LCS have now been procured, including the latest three: ten are under construction and an additional six under contract, with the USN having accepted delivery of 16 to date.