Document: Report to Congress on U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program

USS Freedom (LCS-1) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea training exercise. U.S. Navy ships are underway conducting an independent deployer certification exercise off the coast of Southern California. The exercise provides a multi-ship environment to train and certify independent deployers in surface warfare, air defense, maritime-interception operations, command and control/information warfare, command, control, computers and combat systems intelligence and mine warfare. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

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The following is the June 12, 2015 Congressional Research Service report to Congress, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)/Frigate Program: Background and Issues for Congress.

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