Littoral Combat Ship Media Kit
DELIVERING MISSION ADAPTABILITY, FLEXIBILITY AND SPEED TO THE U.S. NAVY
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.
General Dynamics Team Successfully Completes Critical Test Phase for U.S. Navy Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle
The General Dynamics Mission Systems team successfully completed all stages of formal Sea Acceptance Testing (SAT) of Knifefish, the U.S. Navy's Surface Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system. The tests were conducted off the coast of Boston using Navy mine test targets and included a variety of undersea, MCM operational scenarios in multiple simulated mine fields.
Tulsa (LCS 16), the eighth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal, successfully completed acceptance trials March 08 in the Gulf of Mexico. General Dynamics Mission Systems is the Independence-variant LCS systems integrator, responsible for the design, integration and testing of the navigation, C4I, and aviation systems.
MOBILE, Ala. - Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) the future USNS Burlington (EPF 10) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility this morning. Burlington is the tenth of 12 EPFs that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy with a combined value of over $1.9 billion.