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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

U.S. Navy Christens Austal-built Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16)

The U.S. Navy celebrated the christening of the future USS Tulsa Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 16) on February 11, 2017 as ship sponsor, Kathy Taylor, broke the ceremonial champagne bottle on the bow of the ship at a shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The USS Tulsa is scheduled for delivery in 2018 and has a maximum speed of more than 40 knots, a 28,000 square foot mission bay, and a flight deck capable of simultaneously holding two H-60 helicopters. Built by by shipbuilder Austal USA, the USS Tulsa is one of the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that is built on General Dynamics Mission Systems’ open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI).

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