Keel Laying of LCS 6

10/19/2012
10/19/2012: Keel Laying of LCS 6 By Robbin Laird I am visiting the Gulf Coast and starting with the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Austal and will be travelling to the Ingalls Huntington shipyard for the christening of the USS America. Austal is a…

Second High Speed Vessel Chirstened in Mobile, Alabama

09/16/2012
2012-09-16 From an Austal Press Release: Austal christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) this morning at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.  USNS Choctaw County is the 2nd of nine Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship contract…

“Heading Fair”

09/06/2011
An Exclusive Interview with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Reported by George Talbot   [caption id="attachment_23671" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, right, escorts Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead to an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity Naples. Credit: USN Visual…

Special Feature – Alabama Governor Riley on the Future of Aerospace and Defense in the South

11/26/2009
Given the centrality of Alabama to two national competitions, i.e. the well-known tanker competition, but also the LCS one, George Talbot, political editor of the Mobile Press-Register and Robbin Laird (Sldinfo.com) sat down with Governor Riley of Alabama on November 17, 2009 to discuss the role of Alabama in aerospace…