Navy contracts potential boon for shipyards, producers
Feb 01, 2011 | 05:09 AM
| Bill Beck
The U.S. Navy's award of contracts for the first of 55 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) to two U.S. shipyards could prove to be a major boost to marine-grade aluminum during the upcoming decade.
The ships—10 all-aluminum trimarans to be built by Australia's Austal Ltd. and 10 conventional steel mono-hull vessels with aluminum superstructures to be built by Lockheed Martin Corp. in partnership with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA—will be the largest aluminum vessels ever built, dwarfing the all-aluminum ferry produced by Austal in Australia five years ago.....
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