USS Oakland completes acceptance trials
Austal USA confirmed that USS Oakland (LCS 24 - pictured) has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a 26 May company statement.
LCS 24 is the 12th Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship built in Mobile, Alabama.
Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA, said: ‘I am excited that this ship will be joining the fleet soon, adding to the other 11 Independence-variant LCS Austal USA has already delivered and further strengthening our great Navy.’
Six other LCS vessels are under construction, including the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) which has already been launched and is also preparing for trials. Assembly of the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) and USS Canberra (LCS 30) is almost complete.
Each LCS is designed to provide security against littoral threats and provide maritime security in coastal waters. They can also carry out surface warfare, mine warfare and ASW missions.
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