Nice to see them conducting these exercises to work up the LCS into inclusion with the Burkes and exercising how the two can operate together in the various war fighting modes.Naval Today said:US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) took part in a group sail exercise while they were in the Pacific Ocean.
The operation was conducted on April 28.
The ships are underway conducting an independent deployer certification exercise off the coast of Southern California.
The exercise provides a multi-ship environment to train and certify independent deployers in surface warfare, air defense, maritime-interception operations, command and control/information warfare, command, control, computers and combat systems intelligence and mine warfare.
The LCS, as they receive upgrades to their weapons packages, and the new SSC will be used like frigates in these groups.