August 23 graduated from the U.S. Navy acceptance tests coastal combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), reports ASDNews August 27th of August. Putting in a combat fleet is scheduled for the end of September.
Tests were conducted all-encompassing power plant control system and auxiliary ship systems. During the tests deduced ship propulsion at full power (continuous operation for 4 hours), tested self-defense system of surface and air attacks, has been demonstrated «the highest maneuverability» when performing steep turns and reaches speeds above 40 knots. Construction and testing of the ship were made based on the experience predecessor USS Independence.
Currently, under construction are Milwaukee (LCS 5), Detroit (LCS 7), Little Rock (LCS 9) and Sioux City (LCS 11) (shipyard Marinette Marine Corp., Martinetti, WI), as Jackson (LCS 6) , Montgomery (LCS 8), Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Omaha (LCS 12, built at the shipyard Austal USA, Mobile, AL). Under construction are a preparatory step Wichita (LCS 13), Billings (LCS 15, Marinette Marine Corp) and Manchester (LCS 14), Tulsa (LCS 16, Austal USA).
Littoral Combat Ships LCS set for action in the coastal waters of the enemy, which represent a great danger submarines, mines and small boats. To counter the threats of various kinds ships designed for innovatorskoy concept IUD, which contains a modular interchangeable sets of equipment and weapons.