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The core mission system of the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is built on General Dynamics Mission Systems’ open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI), a technical infrastructure that is not bound by proprietary systems. General Dynamics has applied its proven open architecture and open business model to provide the U.S. Navy with the most capable and most affordable solutions for the LCS program. The result is a flexible information technology backbone that allows for interoperability across the fleet, making it possible for the U.S. Navy to take advantage of rapidly changing advancements in the marketplace, deploy technology upgrades and adapt to new and more complex missions-faster and at lower costs.

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    U.S. Navy: USS Montgomery Completes Final Contract Trials

    USS Montgomery is the fourth Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship which features General Dynamics’ open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI). OPEN CI systems were designed with the sailor in mind and control everything from driving the ship to firing its guns.

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    U.S. Navy Christens Sixteenth Littoral Combat Ship USS Tulsa

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The Navy celebrated the christening of the future USS Tulsa Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 16) on February 11, 2017 as ship sponsor, Kathy Taylor, broke the ceremonial champagne bottle on the bow of the ship at a shipyard

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    Defense Daily: Navy ‘Pleased’ With Tests Of Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

    The Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV), a mine-hunter that General Dynamics [GD] is developing for the Navy, had a successful series of contractor tests last month, a service official said Jan. 10. During the tests, Knifefish detected eight mine-representative targets

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    U.S. Navy: USS Coronado Departs Hawaii, Resumes Rotational Deployment to Singapore

    PEARL HARBOR – Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed the waters surrounding Hawaii to continue its 16-month rotational deployment to 7th Fleet in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance, Sept. 29. The ship’s departure followed a brief maintenance period,

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    Austal USA: Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS 8) Completes Acceptance Trials

    MOBILE, Ala. – Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS 8), the fourth Independence-variant LCS built by Austal, successfully completed its acceptance trials May 6, 2016, in the Gulf of Mexico. “I am excited that the Austal team has achieved another major

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    Austal USA: Austal Celebrates Christening Of Manchester (LCS 14)

    MOBILE, Ala. – Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May 7, 2016. Manchester (LCS 14)

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    Austal Hosts Keel Laying Ceremony For Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16)

    Open architecture in the Independence class Littoral Combat Ships allows U.S. Navy to cost-effectively update technology in a rapidly advancing marketplace. PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was held on January 11, in

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    Austal USA: Austal Celebrates Christening Of New Littoral Combat Ship The Future USS Omaha (LCS 12)

    MOBILE, Ala. – Austal officials joined Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and the ship sponsor of the future USS Omaha, Susan Buffett, in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 12th littoral combat ship (LCS) here on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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    Austal Launches U.S. Navy's Twelfth Littoral Combat Ship

    Austal rolled out and launched the nation’s twelfth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, late last week. This marks the third ship Austal has rolled out and

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    Scout Warrior Looks At The Littoral Combat Ship’s Layered Defense System

    In this article, reporter Kris Osborn takes a closer look at the layered defense system on the U.S. Navy’s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). A Navy Littoral Combat Ship Destroyed an Attacking Swarm of Small Boats  By