Future US Navy LCS Mobile completes acceptance trials

USS Independence (Photo: US Navy/Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Nicholas Kontodiakos)

The future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Mobile has successfully concluded its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations.

The navy and shipbuilder Austal USA conducted comprehensive tests of the Independence-class LCS’ systems during the trial, spanning multiple functional areas including main propulsion, auxiliaries and electrical systems. The ship also performed a full-power demonstration, steering and quick reversal, anchor drop test and combat system detect-to-engage sequence.

The LCS is scheduled to be delivered to the navy before the end of October.

Following delivery and commissioning, the future Mobile will sail to its new homeport in San Diego.

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