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The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) demonstrates its maneuvering capabilities in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, July 18, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) demonstrates its maneuvering capabilities in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, July 18, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

#ArmyNavy Game: Our Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships and USNA’s Running Backs

When our midshipmen take on West Point’s cadets in the 116th Army-Navy Game, the mids will be wearing uniforms that pay homage to seven types of our ships – detailed on seven hand-painted helmets that each player will wear, assigned by position.

As we countdown towards our 14th consecutive victory against Army, we’re sharing how these ships and their Sailors protect and defend America.

On Friday, we started with our submarines, which Navy’s wide receivers will wear. Today, we continue with the running backs’ littoral combat ship helmets.

Navy Football LCS Helmet

 Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters. 

A littoral combat ship is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation. It is designed to defeat asymmetric “anti-access” threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft.

Watch this video to learn more.

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