U.S. Navy’s Next Littoral Combat Ship Completes Acceptance Trials – VIDEO

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July 26, 2016

Check out this video of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) completing its acceptance trials earlier this month. The Detroit will be the fourth Freedom-class variant of the LCS when delivered to the U.S. Navy in October. During trials, the ship successfully performed launch and recovery operations of the 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat, conducted surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, and demonstrated the ship’s maneuverability and speed, reaching more than 40 knots. 

The ship is built by Lockheed Martin at the Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin. 

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