USA—Wichita Littoral Ship To Join Navy In Jacksonville, Fla.

U.S. Department Of Defense | 01/11/2019

The U.S. Navy is set to commission its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship, reports the Dept. of Defense. The Wichita (LCS-13) will formally enter service during a ceremony on Saturday at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., said a Pentagon release on Wednesday. The ship, the third naval vessel to honor the largest city in Kansas, is designed to defeat asymmetric anti-access threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft in near-shore and open ocean environments,...

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