USS Detroit Begins Operational Testing of LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module

November 30, 2018 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module Nov. 17, two months ahead of schedule. The SSMM is the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship Surface Warfare Mission Package, designed to counter potential swarms of attacking armed small craft. The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants accelerated the package’s operational testing following successful developmental and integrated testing off the coast of Virginia from July through November. The test and evaluation plan involves two fast…

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Naval Station Mayport Sends Ships to Sea Ahead of Hurricane Irma

As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea September 6: USS Shamal, USS The Sullivans, USS Bulkeley And USCGC Tahoma. USS Philippine Sea, USS Farragut and USS Lassen are scheduled to depart September 7. USS Hue City, USS Tornado and USS Roosevelt will be moved to a safe haven location and made ready for heavy weather. USS Detroit and USS Milwaukee will both remain in port and will be heavy weather…

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