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|102k||27 May 2004: Washington DC - The U.S. Navy announced today that General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, will be one of two defense contracting teams awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The LCS is an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCS's modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and unmanned vehicles to execute missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP). (Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy courtesy of General Dynamics, Photo #040527-O-0000G-004, from the Navy Newstand)||NavSource|
|261k||04 January 2014: Mobile, Ala. - Austal produces the LCSs and JHSVs along side-by-side production lines. This is the very beginning of the assembly line, from where flat pieces of aluminum are fashioned into the swirls and shapes that form a ship. (Austal-Ingalls photo #133 from the web site Intercepts - Defense News)||Lee Wahler|
|252k||04 January 2014: Mobile, Ala. - At the end of the line major components are recognizable. At left is the bridge structure for the Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10); a JHSV section is at right. The facility is remarkably tidy and clean. (Austal-Ingalls photo #135 from the web site Intercepts - Defense News)|
|258k||04 January 2014: Mobile, Ala. -Another view of the bridge structure of the Gabrielle Giffords. The structures are rolled on transporters to the assembly buildings where the ships are erected. (Austal-Ingalls photo #137 from the web site Intercepts - Defense News)|
|705k||24 February 2015: Mobile, Ala. - An aerial view of the future littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during its launch sequence at the Austal USA shipyard. The launch of the Gabrielle Giffords marks an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program. (U.S. Navy photo #150224-N-EW716-002, from the Navy News Stand)||Navsource|
|197k||13 June 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Dr. Jill Biden christens the future littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. It is 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman and only the 13th since 1850 to be named for a living person. (U.S. Navy photo #150613-O-ZZ999-601 courtesy Austal USA, from the Navy News Stand)|
|212k||13 June 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords waves to a crowd in front of the littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), named for her. Giffords was on the stage as Dr. Jill Biden christened the ship at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. The 419-foot ship was built at the Austal shipyard and is the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship designed to operate in shallow waters near the coast. It is 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman and only the 13th since 1850 to be named for a living person. (U.S. Navy photo #150613-O-ZZ999-603 courtesy Austal USA, from the Navy News Stand)|
|354k||01 July 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Photo of PCU Gabriel Giffords (LCS 10) at Austal fitting out pier taken by Curtis in Mobile.||Curtis Barber
Phenix City, Ala.
|375k||01 July 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Photo of PCU Montgomery (LCS 8) tied up ahead of PCU Gabriel Giffords (LCS 10) at Austal.|
mid-December 2016: Mobile, Ala. - A five view series of PCU Gabriel Giffords (LCS 10) returning to her fitting-out pier at Austal shipyard from the Gulf of
Mexico while completing her Acceptance Trials. (© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)
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