The Littoral Combat Ship

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a key element of the Navy's plan to address asymmetric threats. Intended to operate in coastal areas of the globe, the ship is fast, highly maneuverable and geared to supporting mine detection/elimination, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare, particularly against small surface craft.

Austal LCS Team Solution

The Austal approach to the LCS involves three key elements:

  • Availability: Designed to optimize the range of maneuverable sea conditions, allowing the U.S. Navy to go further, quicker
  • Open Architecture: Flexible mission systems for quick upgrades and lower costs
  • Growth Margin: Adaptable for future missions, whatever the U.S. Navy finds it needs