Future USS Omaha (LCS 12) has been delivered to US Navy on Sept.15

The Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, Sept. 15.

Omaha is the 10th littoral combat ship to be delivered to the Navy and the sixth of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence variant is noted for its unique trimaran hull, ability to operate at high speeds and its large flight deck size.

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The future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) returns to the Austal USA shipyard after successfully conducting acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Austal USA/Released)

The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom variant and the Independence variant, designed and built by two industry teams. The Freedom variant team is led by Lockheed Martin, with the Independence variant team led by Austal USA.

Each LCS will be outfitted with a mission package made up of mission modules containing warfighting systems and support equipment. A dedicated crew will combine with aviation assets to deploy manned and unmanned vehicles and sensors in support of mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare or surface warfare missions.

USS Coronado predeployment assessment and evaluation

Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Debra Daco/Released)

Following delivery, a post-delivery maintenance availability and crew training and familiarization exercises in Alabama, Omaha will sail to California for commissioning. According to the commanding officer of the ship, Cmdr. Mike Toth, Omaha is set to leave Mobile in November, while the commissioning ceremony is expected to take place in January next year.

You can download the builder’s data sheet from below link…

Austal LCS Data Sheet 

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