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A chance for 2 navies to share experiences - The Straits Times

While they are deployed here primarily to enhance stability in the region, the US Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) vessels are also a source of interest for other navies, such as Singapore's, which also equip their fleets with equivalent vessels offering the same versatility and ability to operate in shallow waters. The first LCS vessels deployed by the US Navy to Singapore were the Freedom-class USS Freedom in 2013, and then the USS Fort Worth a year later. Last October, the US Navy's first Independence-class LCS, the USS Coronado, arrived in Singapore. Its commanding officer, Commander Scott Larson, told The Straits Times on Wednesday that there were many mutual learning opportunities with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). "If we can learn from the Singaporeans and their experiences with their littoral combat ships, and they can learn from us... that's a win," said ...

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