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LCSU.S. Navy Awards Over $900 Million as a First Step Toward Acquisition of 20 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

rail gunA Step Closer to Railgun Capability – U.S. Navy Fires Record Breaking 33 megajoul Shot

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Photo above: Lockheed Martin received funding for one additional Freedom class LCS and advanced payment for long lead materials for 10 vessels. Photo: Lockheed Martin


LCSU.S. Navy Awards Over $900 Million as a First Step Toward Acquisition of 20 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

The U.S. Navy has awarded two fixed-price incentive contracts worth over US$460 million each to Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal USA, for the design and construction of a total of 20 littoral combat ships split equally between the two companies in the next five years. The new contracts give each shipbuilding team one ship to build now, with another in 2011. (Read More...)

RailgunA Step Closer to Railgun Capability – U.S. Navy Fires Record Breaking 33 megajoul Shot

On a recent test firing of a U.S. Navy experimental electromagnetic rail gun the Office of Naval Research (ONR) claimed the world record for the muzzle energy. The test, carried out on December 10, 2010 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division achieved a world-record 33-megajoule muzzle energy shot – over three times the previous world record also claimed in 2008 by ONR. (Read More...)