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  • The Lockheed Martin-led Littoral Combat Ship team is continuing the development of its semi-planing seaframe design through a new series of tank tests that will prove the efficacy of several significant design improvements. The scaled hull model test program underway at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in Bethesda. MD. will validate the improvements in the resistance, stability and sea keeping characteristics of the team's design.

    Working closely with naval architect Gibbs & Cox, and core team member Fincantieri, the Lockheed Martin team will optimize the LCS hull design. The design strives to be low cost, low risk, high speed, shallow draft, maneuverability and a capacity to accommodate the full range of focused mission packages to defeat enemy mines, swarming small boats, dieselelectric submarines and other shallow-water threats.

    "The hull tests represent a significant milestone that will confirm performance predictions for our semiplaning seaframe," said Carol Hulgus, vice president of programs for Lockheed Martin's Maritime Systems & Sensors business. "Not only will the hull form deliver all the necessary speed, sea keeping and other performance characteristics for the LCS mission, but it also provides ample volume and flexibility to incorporate future focused mission packages." "We are also fortunate to have Fincantieri as one of the international partners on our team. They have significant experience in these types of platforms having engineered and built both the record setting ship Destriero and larger fast ferries that incorporate technologies similar to those we are using for LCS," said Hulgus. "Having our basic hull form already in service.

    w ith our LCS design scaled between Destriero and the Jupiter class ferries, provides a proven baseline for our low risk, low cost approach." Fincantieri is a large, diversified shipbuilding group, headquartered in Trieste. Italy. Its eight shipyards have produced more than 7.000 vessels over its 200-year history. The company is active in cruise, merchant, and naval shipbuilding.

  • The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission combat ship that will revolutionize the way the U.S. Navy builds and fights ships. LCS, with its high speed, shallow draft, and

  • , developed, and integrated by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, allows “plug and play” integration of both the core systems and the LCS mission modules.  The LCS program is in full swing at Austal USA with four ships currently under construction. Coronado (LCS 4), delivered to the Navy

  • The long-awaited awarding of the contract to construct the new series of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). a series that could total 60 ships worth $14 billion over 15 years, will have to wait just a little longer. However, the U.S. Navy in late May did pare the competition to two, with teams headed by

  • the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce, as the deal to build up to 60 of the vessels will help feed the corporate coffers of the successful team for decades to come

  • are working closely together to meet their respective operational challenges while developing their future fleets. The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program and the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) project offer new opportunities for collaboration and innovation between the sea

  • the fleet for years to come. As the DD(X) technologies are matured and become available, evolutionary upgrades will be considered for the AEGIS fleet. LCS, the focused-mission member of the family, will be optimized to combat anti-access threats. The intricacies of the littorals demand more expansive

  • and considerably cheaper than ships built for today's Navy — ready for production in the next few years. The concept for Littoral Combat Ships, or LCS, is hardly new, and was a topic of hot debate at the AFCEA West 2003 exhibition and conference. With a distinguished and varied panel of Admirals

  • John J. McMullen Associates (JJMA) is a member of the Raytheon LCS team recently selected by the US Navy to develop the preliminary design of a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the next generation surface combatant. Designs are to be finalized in seven months. In addition to Raytheon as the prime contractor

  • Commanders look forward to LCS in the fleet The U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Richardson recently released his “Design for maintaining maritime superiority.” The document presents Richardson’s priorities with four “lines of effort” to strengthen naval power at and from the sea;

  • largest fleet of Navy ships in the world, but directs the effort to design the Navy of the future, including development of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The U.S. Atlantic Fleet is a naval force comprised of approximately 183 ships, 1,200 aircraft and 112,000 sailors. Admiral Robert Natter, Commander

  • the paperwork for the agreed upon interface standard, not the final product itself.”   Good, a retired Navy captain and former program manager for LCS mission modules, says that in conversations with OPNAV and Congressional staffs, he’s found that the significant effort behind integration is not well understood

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