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Navy Experiments With Littoral Combat Group During Deployment To S. America

January 07 2019


The U.S. Navy recently evaluated a new concept that paired an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer with a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, reports USNI News.

USS Somerset (LPD-25), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SP-MAGTF)-Peru deployed together as Littoral Combat Group 1 (LCG-1) in November and December.

The goal of the deployment was to harmonize the command and control of the LCG, which placed a Navy captain as the commodore of...

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