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The Navy's Next-Generation Warship Gets Two Critical Defensive Boosts

Check out the Independence-class LCS - A Rolling Airframe Missile launcher is mounted above the hangar for short-range defense against aircraft and cruise missiles, and .50-caliber gun mounts are provided topside


USS Independence (LCS 2) of the General Dynamics Independence Class (front right) and USS Freedom (LCS 1) of the Lockheed Martin Freedom Class littoral combat ships. - Image - Naval Technology

Modern littoral combat ships, such as the USS Independence, are highly advanced but cannot be everywhere at once. - Image - Naval Technology


USS Freedom (LCS 1) 3000 tons. 47 knots with the worlds largest marine gas turbine engine. Goes 40+ mph and kicks up an olympic size pool of water from its water jets every second.


The first of class littoral combat ships USS Freedom and USS Independence maneuver together during an exercise off the coast of Southern California. by Official U.S. Navy Imagery

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USS Independence LCS-2 Stealth Trimaran