The U.S. Navy‘s Center for Surface Combat Systems officially opened the Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday at Naval Base San Diego.
Scott Pratt, program manager for LCS fleet introduction and sustainment, said during the event that LTF will house three Independence-variant integrated tactical trainers comprised of a full mission bridge, a combat system trainer, a bridge wing trainer and a mission package trainer, according to an article published Monday on the Navy website.
Capt. Bill McKinley, CSCS commanding officer, noted that multiple Navy organizations and industry partners have collaborated to establish the LCS training hub.
The service branch established CSCS to develop and provide ship combat systems training in efforts to increase surface warfare superiority.
The center oversees 14 learning sites that offer 700 courses to more than 40,000 sailors annually, the Navy said.