Monday, March 19, 2012

The Goal: LCS Update

Four More LCSs Contracted

Bypassing the DoD's DefenseLink system, the Navy announced yesterday the exercise of options on its contracts with the two LCS contractors covering the next four ships, LCS 9 through 12. Read the announcement here. The table below shows the current status of the program. March 17, 2012.

LCS1FreedomMarinette Marine 19-Sep-08Active
LCS2IndependenceAustal USA 18-Dec-09Active
LCS3Fort WorthMarinette Marine47112-JunBuilding
LCS4CoronadoAustal USA43413-MarBuilding
LCS5MilwaukeeMarinette Marine43714-AugBuilding
LCS6JacksonAustal USA43214-FebBuilding
LCS7DetroitMarinette Marine37715-AugBuilding
LCS8MontgomeryAustal USA36914-OctBuilding
LCS9Little RockMarinette Marine35716-FebBuilding
LCS10Gabrielle GiffordsAustal USA34615-AugBuilding
LCS11Sioux CityMarinette Marine35716-AugBuilding
LCS12OmahaAustal USA34616-MarBuilding



Seaward Services to Operate HSVs Alakai & Huakai for US Navy
Monday, March 19, 2012

Seaward Services (SSI), a HMS Global Maritime (HMSGM) company based in New Albany, Indiana, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract through Military Sealift Command (MSC) to operate and convert the former Hawaii Superferry vessels HSV Alakai and Huakai for MSC...

The contract is anticipated to extend to last for one year and will end with the delivery of the vessel to Naha, Okinawa, Japan, where it will provide services to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force...

[Ed. Note - Report does not say where the Alakai and Huakai will be in the year before delivery to Okinawa...]