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Navy Talks the Way Forward for LCS Acquisition, Development

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)

Today, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean Stackley and Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, director of Navy Staff and chair of the Littoral Combat Ship Council, testified to the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee on LCS acquisition and development challenges in conjunction with the release of a Government Accountability …

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LCS Developments

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sails alongside USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a strait transit demonstration during the aircraft carrier's Sustainment Exercise off the coast of Southern California, April 14. Fort Worth, a semi-planing, mono-hull vessel, is a fast, agile, and mission-focused platform designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare. The ship is designed to operate in hostile near-shore environments, known as "the littorals", and to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. Fort Worth is the second of the Freedom variant of LCS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

An important milestone in the littoral combat ship program was the arrival of USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore this week, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.   Freedom transited the Pacific Ocean while making scheduled port visits in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The ship is currently being operated …

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LCS: Let’s Talk Facts

This blog was written by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Information. Last week on Time’s Battleland Blog there was a piece by Mr. John Sayen entitled “The Navy’s New Class of Warships: Big Bucks, Little Bang.” You can read it here: http://nation.time.com/2012/10/05/the-navys-new-class-of-warships-big-bucks-little-bang/ Obviously, Mr. Sayen is not …

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