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Navy for maritime policing and partnership-building in Asia-Pacific waters, where many countries in the region are trying to find a way to balance the rise of China without provoking a military confrontation. These vessels, known as Littoral Combat
The USS Independence, part of a new class of warships built for combat in coastal waters but also capable of open-ocean warfare, is scheduled to arrive at its home port of Naval Station San Diego for the first time Wednesday. The ship left its
22 a.m., May 1, 2012 The 414-foot Independence was built by Austal USA. US Navy The troubled new littoral combat ship Independence will sail into San Diego Bay on Wednesday for the first time, about five months late in reaching its homeport.
San Diego County's Rep. Duncan Hunter has asked the Navy to give a full briefing on the controversial littoral ship program to the House Armed Services Committee this year. Hunter, a critic of the new ship class, cited reported mechanical and
Text Size Rolls-Royce has secured an another contract from the U.S. Navy to supply power and propulsion systems for further two latest vessels in the U.S...The LCSs named Little Rock and Sioux City, designed to operate in combat zone close to the
This image provided by the US Navy shows the littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2) underway during builder's trials on July 12, 2009. Builder's trials are the first opportunity for the shipbuilder and the U.S. Navy to operate the ship underway,
The Independence, second in the Navy's new line of littoral ships and the first trimaran version left Florida Monday to sail toward its new home port of San Diego. The ship is scheduled to arrive in San Diego Bay in early May. The first in the
Story continues below One of the two $US700 million ($679 million) ships completed so far has had a major leak and crack in its hull, while the other is at sea, testing equipment that is failing to distinguish underwater mines from glints of light on
Tell us It's been a long voyage from the 2006 letter-writing campaign aimed at persuading then-Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter to name a littoral combat ship after Fort Worth and the countdown that's under way to the ship's commissioning Sept. 22
Italian marine company Fincantieri, through its U.S. subsidiary, is providing the U.S...The Response Boats-Medium will be delivered in the second quarter of 2013 but the order is part of a larger multiyear award for as many as 250 vessels.