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Littoral Combat Ship - a class of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the littoral zone (close to shore) by the United States Navy. Likened to corvettes of other navies. -- The Industrialist

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USS Independence LCS-2 Stealth Trimaran

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The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) demonstrates its maneuvering capabilities in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. The littoral combat ship (LCS) is a class of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the littoral zone (close to shore) by the United States Navy.

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The Navy's Next-Generation Warship Gets Two Critical Defensive Boosts

Check out the Independence-class LCS - A Rolling Airframe Missile launcher is mounted above the hangar for short-range defense against aircraft and cruise missiles, and .50-caliber gun mounts are provided topside

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