Joint Statement by Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations on Endorsement of SSCTF Recommendations


Story Number: NNS141212-19Release Date: 12/12/2014 9:45:00 AM
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From the office of the Secretary of the Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The decision to endorse the recommendation to move forward with a littoral combat ship (LCS) that is multi-mission capable, more lethal, and survivable, will bring additional capability to the fleet.

By design, the LCS was meant to be flexible and adaptable, which allows the ship to evolve and outpace emerging threats. This decision confirms the ships' original concept.

LCS will remain an affordable platform that provides presence worldwide and strengthens our vital maritime partnerships.

We are very pleased with the progress of the LCS program and this decision will make it an even more effective platform to support combatant commanders' requirements.

 
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The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) enters Apra Harbor for a port visit on U.S. Naval Base Guam.
141211-N-ZI019-058 SANTA RITA, Guam (Dec. 11, 2014) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) enters Apra Harbor for a port visit on U.S. Naval Base Guam. This is Fort Worth's first visit to the island during its 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia Pacific rebalance. (U.S. Navy photo by Leah Eclavea/Released)
December 11, 2014
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