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New LCS training facility opens

28th September 2016 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) has opened a new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Training Facility (LTF) at the US Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), the navy announced on 26 September.

The LTF will house three Independence-class Integrated Tactical Trainers (ITTs). The ITT is comprised of a high-fidelity full mission bridge, a bridge wing trainer, a fully-functional combat system trainer, and a mission package trainer.

Each trainer can be operated independently to focus on training with that specific team. They can also be linked together to train all three teams in more complex missions and tasks.

The Independence-class LCS has a modular design to incorporate mission packages that can be changed to meet combat requirements. It is supported by detachments that deploy both manned and unmanned vehicles, and sensors in support of mine, undersea, and surface warfare missions.

Training operations for LCS began in 2007 at Building 3292, located on the 'dry side' of NBSD, becoming the first surface warfare training facility to provide integrated bridge and combat systems tactical-scenario training for sailors serving aboard a LCS. From 2009 through 2015, however, the amount of LTF training equipment has significantly increased to support fleet requirements. 

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