USS Freedom Action

August 24th, 2010 / The littoral combat ship (LCS) is designed to operate as an extension of the fleet, USN, USCG and allied.  This is portrayed well by its current operations in RIMPAC.
RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability.

Credit: Lieutenant Ed Early, US Navy Visual News Service, July 9th, 2010

  • The first photo shows an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter taking off from the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom for a maritime security exercise during the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific 2010 exercises.
  • The second photo shows an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the littoral combat ship USS Freedom approaching the Republic of Singapore Navy stealth multi-mission frigate RSS Supreme during a maritime security exercise.
  • The third photo shows the guided-missile frigate USS McClusky, the Republic of Korea navy guided-missile destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great and the Canadian navy guided-missile destroyer HMCS Algonquin maneuvering in formation during the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific 2010.
  • The fourth photo shows US Coast Guardsmen embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom conducting a fast-rope descent from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onto the flight deck of the Republic of Singapore Navy stealth multi-mission frigate RSS Supreme during a maritime security exercise.
  • The fifth photo shows the Republic of Korea navy guided-missile destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great, the Canadian navy guided-missile destroyer HMCS Algonquin and the guided-missile frigate USS McClusky maneuvering in formation during the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific 2010 exercises.

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