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US Navy commissions USS Omaha

7th February 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Navy has commissioned its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Omaha, at the Broadway pier in San Diego on 3 February.

The ship, designated as LCS 12, is the 11th LCS to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Independence-variant design.

The LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship designed to meet validated fleet requirements for surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasures missions in the littoral region. An interchangeable mission package is embarked on each LCS and provides the primary mission systems in naval operations.

The LCS-class consists of the Freedom-variant and Independence-variant. Twenty-nine LCS ships have been awarded to date; 11 have been delivered to the navy and 15 are in various stages of construction, with three in pre-production states

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