U.S. MARINE CORPS DECLARES INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY

F-35 LIGHTNING II

LOCKHEED MARTIN TO ACQUIRE

SIKORSKY

READY FOR ANYTHING

LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP

PROTECTION. PAYLOAD. PERFORMANCE.

JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE

RELIABLE. RESPONSIVE. SURVIVABLE.

U-2 DRAGON LADY

THE AUTOMATION FUTURE
Smart Technology On Board the Navy's Newest Ship

The future USS Little Rock will soon join four other Freedom-class variants of the littoral combat ship (LCS) in patrolling the world’s shorelines and open seas. On each ship, onboard automation is essential to keeping machines healthy and crews happy. Read on for three technologies that engineers are applying to the LCS design to simplify life at sea.