USS Cincinnati joins US Navy fleet
The US Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), into service during a ceremony on 5 October in Gulfport, Miss.
The vessel will be home ported in San Diego, with a crew of 70 officers and enlisted personnel.
LCS is a fast, agile and networked surface combatant with a range of primary roles including countering diesel submarine threats, littoral mine threats and surface threats to assure maritime access for joint forces.
The fleet has the ability to rapidly install interchangeable mission packages to meet to fulfil a specific mission requirements. The packages can then be uninstalled, maintained and upgraded at the Mission Package Support Facility for future use aboard any LCS sea frame.
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