VIDEO: USS Independence Shows Off Its Maneuvering Capabilities

USS Independence Shows Off Its Maneuvering Capabilities

An American littoral combat ship USS Independence conducted a demonstration of its maneuvering capabilities in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego on July 18th 2013.

The following video brings a glimpse of the demonstration on the scene:

USS Independence is the lead ship of the Independence-class littoral combat ship. She is the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the concept of independence. The design was produced by the General Dynamics consortium for the Navy’s LCS program, and competes with the Lockheed Martin-designed Freedom variant.

The ship is optimized for deploying and tending off-board systems, manned and unmanned; and takes on various capability profiles with the installation of a mission package, missions to include finding and destroying mines, hunting submarines in and near shallow water, and engaging in surface combat against boats, but not against warships.

Naval Today Staff, July 26, 2013;