The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) is rolled-out at the Austal USA assembly bay. Coronado is scheduled to be christened Jan. 14, 2012 and will undergo sea trials later this year. This is the LCS version of the future USS Manchester. (US Navy)
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $25,272,171 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6311) to provide three mission modules, support containers and engineering and production planning services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the littoral combat ship.