The Navy’s USS Freedom will set sail for Singapore on March 1, the inaugural overseas trip for the beleaguered Littoral Combat Ship program.
During its eight-month deployment, the Freedom will conduct maritime security operations as well as participate in international exhibitions and exercises, according to a Navy announcement last week.
“USS Freedom is ready for her deployment,” said Naval Surface Force spokesman Lt. Rick Chernitzer said in January. “This deployment will not only put USS Freedom through her paces in an operational environment, but will also allow the Navy to see which areas are strong and which areas require improvement.
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