USS Milwaukee Returns Home After 4th Fleet Deployment

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) returned to Mayport, Fla. April 2, following its first successful deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Milwaukee, along with the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 5, deployed on December 14, 2021, to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s counter-narcotics…

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U.S. and Ecuador Strengthen Ties on Land and at Sea

Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) and the Ecuadorian Coast Guard conducted a bilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Manta, Ecuador, March 21, 2022. During the exercise, forces worked together to find, track and intercept a simulated drug smuggling vessel, to ultimately gain positive control of the craft. Milwaukee deployed her 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB)…

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Navy to Demo New MQ-8C Fire Scout MCM System

The Navy is working to develop a new mine countermeasure (MCM) sensor suite for the MQ-8C Fire Scout that that will enable the unmanned helicopter to detect and localize mines and obstacles on land and at-sea. The Fire Scout program office, in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC)…

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Navy to Demo New MQ-8 Fire Scout MCM System

The Navy is working to develop a new mine countermeasure (MCM) sensor suite for the MQ-8C Fire Scout that that will enable the unmanned helicopter to detect and localize mines and obstacles on land and at-sea. The Fire Scout program office, in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC)…

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Upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout Deploys on USS Milwaukee

The Navy’s upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout deployed aboard USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) Dec. 14, 2021 to support operations in U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. “We are very excited to bring this enhanced capability out to the fleet,” said Capt. Eric Soderberg, MQ-8 Fire Scout program manager. “Our team has been working closely with the ship for several months to ensure…

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SERMC Completes Milwaukee SRA On Time

May 27, 2021 – Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) was delivered to the fleet on time after completing a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC). This was the first-ever LCS SRA accomplished in Mayport. The availability included repairs and modernization required to sustain Milwaukee’s material condition between overhauls. “Our ability to work cohesively…

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