The US Navy (USN) Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) will sail to Hawaii in February to begin developmental testing (DT) of the LCS anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package.
Testing in the waters of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) will demonstrate performance ahead of an initial operational capability (IOC) declaration which is planned before the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
The LCS Escort Mission Module integrates the Raytheon AN/SQS-62 continuous active variable depth sonar, the TB-37 Multi‐Function Towed Array (MFTA), and AN/SQQ-89(V)15 system onboard processing to confer a capability for anti-submarine operations below the surface layer.
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