USS Independence, USS Pinckney arrive for Portland Fleet Week

June 6, 2019 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Independence (LCS 2) arrived in Portland, June 6, for the 111th annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week, which runs through through June 9. The Portland visit gives the public a chance to gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas. “We are happy to be back in Portland for this year’s Rose Festival Fleet Week,” said Read Adm. Scott Gray, commander of Navy Region Northwest. “This…

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MCM Package Completes Integration Testing of Unmanned Vehicles

January 24, 2019 – The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module Program successfully completed shipboard integration testing of two unmanned systems on board USS Independence (LCS 2) Jan. 14. The two systems — the Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) — are part of the Mine Countermeasures Mission Package (MCM MP), which uses a system-of-systems approach to target specific portions of the water column and segments of the MCM detect-to-engage sequence. During these integration events, both the Knifefish and UISS successfully verified the communications link…

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BAE Systems Wins Additional Mk110 Naval Guns Contract for U.S. Navy LCS

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The additional guns are part of a follow-on to a current contract, bringing the total number of Mk110 systems to 15 for the Independence variant. “BAE Systems’ Mk110 Naval Gun, together with our advanced 3P programmable multi-purpose ammunition, provides a unique capability to address multiple air, sea, and land threats” The fully automatic Mk110 gun system, known internationally as the…

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