US Navy – USS Fort Worth to drill MCM, marine corps lift in As-Pac deployment

Jane’s – The US Navy (USN) expects to deploy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) to the Asia-Pacific region by the end of 2014. There will be two significant differences from the deployment carried out in 2013 by USS Freedom . The first would be drills to test Fort Worth ‘s mine countermeasures (MCM) capability in South Korean waters while the second would be to focus on using the LCS to provide “non-traditional maritime lift” for the US Marine Corps.