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Navy Commissions USS Charleston in Namesake City

The U.S. Navy commissioned its 16th littoral combat ship during a ceremony on March 2 at the Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina. USS Charleston, also known as LCS 18, was part of a commissioning ceremony held before 5,000 guests including Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, the Navy said Sunday.

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Navy Concludes Developmental Tests for Raytheon-Built Mine Sonar

The U.S. Navy concluded the developmental testing phase for a Raytheon-built sonar tool designed for mine-hunting missions. The AN/AQS-20C sonar platform is an updated variant of the AN/AQS-20 and is slated for deployment from the Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle system, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday.

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Navy Schedules Commissioning of Future USS Tulsa

The U.S. Navy has set a commissioning ceremony for LCS 16, the Independence-class littoral combat ship to be named USS Tulsa on Saturday at Pier 30/32 in San Francisco, Calif. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Okla., will order the activation of the vessel as the ship's sponsor. Sen. James Lankford will administer the ceremony's principal address, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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Navy Concludes Future USS Cincinnati Acceptance Tests

The U.S. Navy has completed acceptance trials of the 10th Independence-variant littoral combat ship. LCS 20 or the future USS Cincinnati underwent performance evaluations of its propulsion plant, ship-handling and auxiliary systems last Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Richard Spencer Christens Navy’s Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship USS Pierre

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, a 2019 Wash100 winner, has named an Independence-class littoral combat ship after the city of Pierre in South Dakota. Austal USA will construct the future USS Pierre, also known as LCS 38, in Mobile, Ala., the military service said Tuesday.
 

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Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship USS Kingsville

The U.S. Navy has named the latest Independence-variant littoral combat ship after a city in Texas. Austal USA will construct the future 419-foot-long ship in Mobile, Ala., the service branch said Monday. The ship, also known as LCS 36, will feature a 104-foot-long beam and designed to run at speeds of over 40 knots.

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Independence-Class LCS-34 to be Named USS Augusta

The U.S. Navy named a Independence-class littoral combat ship after the capital city of Maine. The future USS Augusta (LCS-34) will be constructed at the Austal USA facility in Mobile, Ala., and is the sixth naval ship to carry the name, the Navy said Thursday. "I am pleased that a future ship will carry on that tradition of service by bearing the name and history of their great capital city," said Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy.

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Navy Completes Integration Testing of Mine Countermeasures Drones for LCS Fleet

The U.S. Navy has completed shipboard integration testing for two unmanned systems on a littoral combat ship in an effort to enhance the vessel’s mine countermeasures capabilities. The service said Thursday that it tested the Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle and the Unmanned Influence Sweep System aboard the USS Independence

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Navy Schedules Commissioning for Littoral Combat Ship Wichita

The U.S. Navy is set to commission LCS 13, the littoral combat ship to be named USS Wichita, on Jan. 12 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the ship's designated homeport. Kate Lehrer, wife of Wichita-based former news anchor Jim Lehrer, will order the Freedom-variant LCS' activation as the ship's sponsor, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will administer the ceremony's principal address, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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