The first LCS, USS Freedom, completed a successful deployment to Singapore that provided valuable insight into the ship’s concept of operations, maintenance, and crew size, training and rotations. During deployment, Freedom participated in multinational maritime exercises, conducted strategic patrols of the South China Sea, strengthened relationships with international allied navies and provided disaster relief in Operation Damayan following Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
Combined, Freedom-class ships have sailed more than 115,000 nautical miles since 2008 conducting missions for the Navy. USS Fort Worth will be the next LCS to deploy in the second half of 2014.
- San Diego – USS Freedom departed from San Diego on March 1, 2013, for her deployment to Southeast Asia.
- Pearl Harbor – USS Freedom ported in Pearl Harbor en route to Singapore.
- Guam – USS Freedom stopped in Guam en route to Singapore.
- Singapore – USS Freedom participated in multinational exercises in Southeast Asia and conducted patrols in the South China Sea during deployment to Singapore.
- Operation Damayan / Philippines – USS Freedom delivered supplies during humanitarian efforts for Operation Damayan.
- Guam – USS Freedom stopped in Guam as she ended her deployment to Singapore.
- Pearl Harbor – USS Freedom ported in Pearl Harbor as she ended her deployment to Singapore.
- San Diego – USS Freedom returned from deployment to Singapore on Dec. 23, 2014.
Lockheed Martin is a trusted partner of the Navy’s in developing and integrating technologies that support and advance the Navy’s strategic maritime interests, including on and off-board LCS ship systems.