The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA the contract to build Littoral Combat Ship 26.
The additional warship is part of a contract modification increasing Austal USA’s block-buy contract with the Navy to 11 ships.
When LCS 26 is built, it will be the 13th LCS built by Austal USA at its shipyards in Mobile. The company currently has ten warships in different stages of production: seven Littoral Combat Ships and three Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels. Three LCS vessels have already been delivered to the Navy, and a fourth will be delivered later this year.