US Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28)

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US Navy has commissioned USS Savannah (LCS 28) on 5th Feb, 2022. USS Savannah (LCS 28) is the latest ship in the Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ships. Ship is equipped with state of the art weapon systems and sensors.

As per Naval Today, “The 127-metre high-speed trimaran hull warship integrates new technology to support current and future mission capability from deep water to the littoral zone.” This ship has a speed of 40+ knots.

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US Navy stated that, “The LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments while capable of open-ocean tasking. The LCS can support forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence.”

This ship can carry 2 MH-60R/S or 1 MR60/R and 1 VTUAV. USS Savannah (LCS 28) is armed with 1 MK 110 Mod 0 57mm Gun and 1 SeaRAM Point Defense Weapon System (PDWS) Launcher.

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Umair Aslam

Umair Aslam is a Founding Editor at Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defence journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and the South Asian Arms race. He has been extensively quoted in international publications such as the ‘EurAsian Times’.
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