Acceptance trials completed by future USS Indianapolis prior to delivery to U.S. NavyNews
June 26, 2019
MARINETTE, Wis. Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, the future USS Indianapolis, completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan. This is the ship's final significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the U.S. Navy.
LCS 17 is the ninth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is slated for delivery to the Navy this year.
The trials included a full-power run, maneuverability testing, and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship's combat system. Major systems and features were demonstrated, including aviation support, small boat launch handling, and recovery and machinery control and automation.
According to the company, 40 percent of the hull easily reconfigurable and LCS can be modified to integrate capabilities including over-the-horizon missiles, advanced electronic warfare systems and decoys.
Lockheed Martin officials also claim that LCS is capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots and is equipped with Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) and a Mark 110 gun, capable of firing 220 rounds per minute.