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A Military​.com reporter and videographer went aboard the USS Forth Worth, also known as Littoral Combat Ship 3, ahead of its deployment to the Pacific to learn about the ship and get a taste of everyday life aboard. Capt. Ken Bridgewater, commanding officer of the Fort Worth, offered a first hand walking tour of the inside […]

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SAN DIEGO — The Navy’s USS Wayne E Meyer guided missile destroyer is preparing for a series of extensive upgrades to make the ship stealthier or less detectable to traditional enemy radar. Having recently returned from a seven-month deployment to the Pacific theater, the Wayne E Meyer will go through what’s called a “maintenance availability” […]

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SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship will deploy with an unmanned aircraft system on board for the first time when the USS Fort Worth leaves here next week on deployment to the Pacific region, service officials said. The Fort Worth, or LCS 3, will soon deploy with what’s called a surface warfare […]

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Navy developers plan to arm the service’s Littoral Combat Ship with a long-range surface-to-surface missile by 2020 to defend against fast attack craft, ships and patrol boats, service officials said. The long-range missile plan is intended as a follow-on effort to the Navy’s near-term move to arm the LCS with a shorter-range Hellfire Longbow missile, […]

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The Navy is building a 40-foot-long unmanned surface vehicle designed to launch from a Littoral Combat Ship and detonate and destroy underwater mines while keeping ships and sailors at a safe distance, service officials said. The first prototype, scheduled to be finished by 2016, will pave the way for initial production of the Unmanned Influence […]

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