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LCS 20 completes acceptance trials

Austal has announced that its 10th Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship has successfully completed acceptance trials by the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico.

Austal has announced that its 10th Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship has successfully completed acceptance trials by the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico.

Acceptance trials are the final hurdle before a ship is delivered to the US Navy and commissioned into service. 

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The tests involved the Navy demonstrating the performance of the propulsion plant, ship-handling and auxiliary systems. 

"I can’t say enough about the positive results achieved by the Navy and industry team during these acceptance trials of the future USS Cincinnati. She’s well into her journey to being delivered to the Navy this summer and will provide needed and cost-effective warfighting capability to the fleet and the nation," Captain Mike Taylor, US Navy LCS program manager, said.

Following delivery and commissioning, USS Cincinnati will join her nine sister ships currently homeported in San Diego.

Austal USA currently has four LCS under construction.

"We are exceptionally proud of the LCS program, it is in a full rate of production and being delivered at a reliable and efficient pace. it is a real credit to our Austal USA team in Mobile," David Singelton, Austal CEO said.

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The LCS is a high-speed, agile, multi-mission combatant, with the Independence variant open ocean capable but designed to "defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in the coastal water battlespace".

The vessel is designed for critical missions including mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare.

Austal is an Australian shipbuilder and global defence prime contractor that designs constructs and sustains some of the world’s most advanced commercial and defence vessels. 

Austal has designed, constructed and delivered more than 300 commercial and defence vessels for more than 100 operators in 54 countries worldwide. Austal is Australia’s largest defence exporter and the only ASX-listed shipbuilder.

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