USS Coronado (LCS-4) conducts operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 in July. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) has suffered an engineering casualty in route to Singapore and is returning to Hawaii to assess the damage, Navy officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
After several uncertain months, the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is steaming to its San Diego, Calif. homeport after the ship’s propulsion system was damaged in Singapore, the service announced on Monday. Read More
The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), back, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean in April 2014. US Navy photo.
USS Coronado (LCS-4) departs its San Diego homeport today for an extended maiden deployment in the western Pacific, making it the first of the aluminum, triple-hulled Littoral Combat Ships to make an operational cruise. Read More
The following is the May 4, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Key Provisions and Issues for Congress. Read More
The Pentagon recently began funding maritime security projects with countries in the South China Sea aimed at giving them the capability to monitor activities in their territorial waters and air space amidst concerns of regional Chinese expansion. Read More
USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits in formation with ships from the Royal Malaysian navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015 on Aug. 19, 2015. US Navy Photo
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Forth Worth (LCS-3) will return to San Diego to undergo repairs on the complex gearing system that was damaged earlier this year, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
USS Freedom (LCS-1), left, and USS Independence (LCS-2) in 2012. US Navy Photo
The senior leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) took aim at almost every aspect of the Littoral Combat Ship program in letter issued last week to the heads of the U.S. Navy. Read More
A sailor secures a bolt in place for the retractable bit for towing aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS-3). US Navy Photo
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) has been sidelined for an indefinite period in Singapore following a casualty in the ship’s propulsion system, a Navy official told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon takes off from NAS Jacksonville, Fla. US Navy Photo
Singapore has given the go-ahead for U.S. Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to operate out of its airbases to patrol the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Read More
Sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) prepare to launch an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 on Aug. 16, 2015. US Navy photo.
The Navy’s summer series of bilateral exercises in the Pacific gave the Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) a chance to demonstrate emerging capabilities of the new platform, using its rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the first time in an operational context. Read More