Fire Scout crashes after hitting USS Charleston

April 27, 2021 – An unmanned helicopter crashed into the side of USS Charleston (LCS 18) after taking off from the ship around 3:40 p.m., April 26. No one was injured, and the Littoral Combat Ship continued to safely operate after the incident involving the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV). The Fire Scout…

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USS Charleston Firing SeaRAM (Video)

April 9, 2021 – Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) conducted a successful Rolling Airframe Missile (SeaRAM) launch during a live-fire exercise, April 8. Warships and their watch teams conduct live-fire exercises, like the SeaRAM launch, in preparation for contributing to the high-end fight and maintaining warfighting readiness within the surface fleet. The SeaRAM is designed to offer…

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Search Ends for Missing USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor

December 13, 2020 – The U.S. Navy ended search and rescue efforts for a missing Sailor assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and has changed his status to deceased. The search ended at sunset Saturday after Theodore Roosevelt, USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Charleston (LCS 18), USS Portland (LPD 27)…

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