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Working with a Region on the Rise: Reflections on CARAT 2014

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (July 30, 2014) Military members from the U.S., the Republic of Singapore and Australia discuss the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2014.

By Capt. Fred Kacher Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 7 The 20th year of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise series came to a close last week as we completed CARAT Brunei following a very successful underway phase. Spanning from initial planning conferences beginning in January all the way …

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LCS Virtual Training a Reality

The U.S. Navy has the most advanced and complex aircraft, submarines, unmanned vehicles and weapon systems that enable our Sailors to defend our nation. The Navy’s newest class of ship, the littoral combat ship, is a huge part of what makes the U.S. Navy unique and, with their new virtual training, …

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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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USS Freedom Commanding Officer Answers YOUR Questions About LCS-1

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway off the coast of Malaysia during a divisional tactics drill as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Malaysia 2013, June 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew Olay/Released

We asked for your questions on the Navy’s Facebook page about USS Freedom (LCS 1), which is on her maiden deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. We received a lot of great questions about Freedom and littoral combat ships, which are fast, agile, mission-focused platforms for near-shore and open-ocean operations. In this blog, Freedom’s commanding officer, Cmdr. …

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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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