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2014-03-24 12:20:14

Open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI) enables U.S. Navy to adapt to emerging, complex missions quickly and cost-effectively. FAIRFAX, Va., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S Navy christened its newest Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Jackson (LCS 6), at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Ala., on March 22, 2014. As systems integrator on the Austal USA-led team, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is continuing to apply its...

2013-10-09 23:19:10

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Global Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants Market 2013-2023 - Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights: Market Profile. London (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Synopsis This report shows the leading Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants market segments in various regions across the world. Details of top companies active across the global Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants market are provided, together with market size and...

2013-05-20 08:20:07

Low-cost, highly efficient JHSVs offer superior versatility, covering both military and logistics operations LONDON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint High-Speed Vessel (JHSV) is a joint programme of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps to sustain a fast and efficient sea transport for troops and equipment. With the aim of providing an intra-theatre logistics solution, the decision-makers at the Pentagon chose a low-cost, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform offered by...

2013-05-15 12:20:46

Open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI) connects proven, innovative hardware and software technology seamlessly and reliably for increased mission capability. FAIRFAX, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Austal USA to be the Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) 14 and 16. These are the fifth and sixth ships of the Independence-variant LCS to be ordered by the...

2011-01-03 13:15:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Austal USA to be the Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) of the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The initial contract award is for one ship, with nine additional ships in the following five years. The work on the initial contract will be performed through 2014. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General...

2009-12-18 15:33:00

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team today delivered Independence (LCS 2), its innovative high-speed trimaran combatant ship, to the United States Navy. The ship was constructed by team member Austal USA in Mobile. The delivery of Independence was preceded by the keel laying of its sister ship, Coronado (LCS 4), on Thursday, December 17. Captain Dean Krestos, USN, Commanding Officer Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and...

2009-10-21 13:00:00

MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Independence (LCS 2), the innovative high-speed trimaran combatant ship being constructed by shipbuilder Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., as part of the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, successfully completed a series of tests known as builder's trials on October 18 in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials included more than 50 demonstration events that rigorously test the ship and all of its systems in preparation for final inspection by...

2009-06-08 13:41:00

BATH, Maine, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, led by Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine, recently completed testing of the main propulsion system for Independence (LCS 2) in preparation for the ship's upcoming builder's at-sea trials. The ship, which is in its final stages of system test and activation, is being constructed at Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Alabama. All components of the combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) main propulsion...

2007-01-17 12:00:41

By Bart Jansen, Portland Press Herald, Maine Jan. 16--WASHINGTON -- The Navy's decision to stop work on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s version of a shallow-water combat vessel won't affect a different version of the ship that Bath Iron Works is designing, according to a General Dynamics spokesman. Navy Secretary David Winter on Friday announced the 90-day stop-work order because of significant cost overruns on Lockheed's littoral combat ship, which is being built at Bollinger Shipyard in...