Navy Leaders: “Littoral Combat Ships Provide Our Navy With Vitally Important Capabilities.”

Navy Leaders: “Littoral Combat Ships Provide Our Navy With Vitally Important Capabilities.”


WITH THE FIRST LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP, USS FREEDOM,
CURRENTLY ON IT’S MAIDEN DEPLOYMENT IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC, NAVY LEADERS RECENTLY TESTIFIED
BEFORE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ABOUT THE CAPABILITIES THE PLATFORM BRINGS
TO THE FLEET AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO OUR MISSION. THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP PROVIDES OUR NAVY
WITH VITALLY IMPORTANT CAPABILITIES AND IS KEY TO THE FUTURE OF ALL NAVAL OPERATIONS.
LCS, WITH IT’S SPEED, SHALLOW DRAFT AND PERSISTENCE, COUPLED WITH THE MODULAR ARCHITECHTURE, OFFERS
THE ABILITY TO OPERATE IN THE NEAR LAND BATTLE SPACE. IT WILL TAKE US TO IMPROVE OUR NAVY’S
GLOBAL REACH FURTHER THAN WE HAVE TODAY. IT’S AFFORABLE. LCS HAS THE CAPABILITIES TO FACE
UPCOMING THREATS IN THE FUTURE. THE NAVY CURRENTLY HAS THREE OF THE VESSELS,
THE USS FREEDOM, USS FORT WORTH AND USS INDEPENDENCE. FROM THE DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY, I’M PETTY
OFFICER ALEXANDRA SNYDER.

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