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South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
May 20, 2017
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and U.S. Navy completed a passing exercise in the South China Sea this week.
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Test Fires Missile
March 09, 2017
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Test Fires Missile
The test marked the first time a Littoral Combat Ship fired a vertical missile.
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Test Fires Missile
Three Times a Charm: US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again)
November 03, 2016
Three Times a Charm: US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again)
The newly built warship sustained a total of three unrelated casualties since its commissioning in September.
Three Times a Charm: US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again)
US Navy Commissions New Littoral Combat Ship
October 25, 2016
US Navy Commissions New Littoral Combat Ship
The warship is the seventh Littoral Combat Ship to be commissioned by the U.S. Navy.
US Navy Commissions New Littoral Combat Ship
Conventional Deterrence: Littoral Combat Ship Arrives in Singapore
October 19, 2016
Conventional Deterrence: Littoral Combat Ship Arrives in Singapore
A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship arrived in Singapore on October 16 to begin a rotational deployment.
Conventional Deterrence: Littoral Combat Ship Arrives in Singapore
Crackup: US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Suffers Cracked Hull
October 12, 2016
Crackup: US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Suffers Cracked Hull
The U.S. Navy’s newest warships do not seem to be able to catch a break.
Crackup: US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Suffers Cracked Hull
New Littoral Combat Ship Joins U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Asia-Pacific
October 06, 2016
New Littoral Combat Ship Joins U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Asia-Pacific
The U.S. Navy vessel will operate out of Singapore for the duration of its 7th Fleet deployment.
New Littoral Combat Ship Joins U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Asia-Pacific
Groundhog Day: 5th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action in a Year
September 19, 2016
Groundhog Day: 5th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action in a Year
Another week and another Littoral Combat Ship suffers an engineering casualty.
Groundhog Day: 5th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action in a Year
Dropping Like Flies: Third US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action
August 31, 2016
Dropping Like Flies: Third US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action
The fourth Littoral Combat Ship breaks down in 12 months.
Dropping Like Flies: Third US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action
Latest Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
August 16, 2016
Latest Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
The eighth Littoral Combat Ship has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.
Latest Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
The US Congress Just Lost a Big Asia Defense Wonk. That's a Shame
June 16, 2016
The US Congress Just Lost a Big Asia Defense Wonk. That's a Shame
Rep. Randy Forbes lost his congressional seat, depriving the U.S. House of Representatives of a defense stalwart.
The US Congress Just Lost a Big Asia Defense Wonk. That's a Shame
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
April 19, 2014
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
A new Congressional report says the Littoral Combat Ship is not suited for operations in the 7th Fleet.
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
March 31, 2014
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
Given resource constraints, the U.S. Navy may need to execute a pivot of its own.
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
US, Japan to Jointly Develop Littoral Combat Ship
March 07, 2014
US, Japan to Jointly Develop Littoral Combat Ship
The U.S. and Japan will jointly develop a littoral combat ship (LCS) for quick intervention in shallow waters.
US, Japan to Jointly Develop Littoral Combat Ship
The Battle Over the Littoral Combat Ship Heats Up
January 20, 2014
The Battle Over the Littoral Combat Ship Heats Up
The Pentagon and the Navy seek to frame the debate over the LCS as the budget is written.
The Battle Over the Littoral Combat Ship Heats Up
LCS: The US Navy's High-Value Skirmisher
June 10, 2013
LCS: The US Navy's High-Value Skirmisher
Littoral Combat Ships are joining the fleet whether critics like it or not. Here’s how to use them.
LCS: The US Navy's High-Value Skirmisher
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