USS Charleston Concludes South China Sea Patrol

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) arrived in Guam, February 14, following an extended underway period, including 19 straight days in the South China Sea. Charleston and its crew completed their Total Ship Readiness Assessment (TSRA) in Guam in mid-January prior to commencing their most recent time at sea. Following a brief stop for fuel in Subic…

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USS Independence (LCS 2) Decommissioned

The crew of USS Independence (LCS 2), the lead ship of the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, July 29. Due to public health and safety restrictions on large public events resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony was a private event celebrated…

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CAE and Pinnacle Solutions Prepare to Deliver Littoral Combat Ship Simulators

February 9, 2021 – Today at the CAE OneWorld virtual conference and tradeshow, CAE USA and Pinnacle Solutions announced their joint venture company Xebec will be delivering the first three Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Bridge Part-Task Trainers (BPTTs) to the United States Navy. The new LCS BPTTs recently completed factory acceptance testing at CAE’s facility in Tampa, Florida and will…

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