Austal USA launched the future US Navy Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) Canberra at its Mobile, Alabama facilities on Tuesday, March 30.
The future USS Canberra is the 15th of 19 Independence-class ships being built by Austal USA for the US Navy as well as the 30th LCS overall to be constructed.
The 2,300-tonne, 127-metre ship will have a draught of 4.27 metres and will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 knots. Armament will include a BAE Systems 57-millimetre naval gun, four 12.7-millimetre machine guns, and RIM-116 surface-to-air missiles.
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