Austal Hands Over 5th Independence-Variant LCS to Navy; David Singleton Comments

Austal USA has handed over its fifth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

The company said Monday USS Gabrielle Giffords was designed in Australia and constructed at Austal’s Alabama module manufacturing facility.

Gabrielle Giffords joins Independence, Coronado, Jackson and Montgomery as the fifth Littoral Combat Ship Austal USA has delivered to the US Navy,” said Austal CEO David Singleton.

“The Independence-variant LCS platform has gone from strength to strength, as the first LCS variant to be fitted with a Harpoon Anti-ship Missile System and the first US Navy class of vessel to successfully pass shock testing since 2008,” he added.

Austal USA is in the process of constructing six more Independence LCS under a $4 billion contract.

You may also be interested in...

Viasat

Viasat Equips Small Radio Device With Link 16 Crypto Modernization Capability

A Viasat-made terminal now accommodates cryptography-protected Link 16 communications in support of operations across ground, aerial and maritime domains. The KOR-24A small tactical terminal has been fitted with Link 16 cryptographic modernization capability that facilitates secure access to important information, Viasat said Thursday.

cloud

HHS Posts RFI for Commercial Cloud Hosting Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking information on cloud hosting options to migrate and field services in a bid to support public health emergency response activities.

Carahsoft

Carahsoft Adds Boomi iPaaS Product to GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

Carahsoft Technology has made an integration platform-as-a-service offering developed by Dell's Boomi business available to federal, state and local agencies and its reseller network through the company's  General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle.