USS Coronado Deployed in Singapore

USS Coronado Deployed in Singapore 18 October, 2016

The US Navy deployed its first Independence class Littoral Combat Ship to the Asia Pacific region. USS Coronado arrived at Singapore's Changi Naval Base on 16 October. The vessel features an over-the-horizon anti-ship capability, with its Boeing RGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missile. The first launch of the missile was conducted on 19 July, during the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). The installation of this missile system this year demonstrates LCS platform’s open architecture, enabling modularity depending on the nature of the mission. USS Coronado’a armament also includes a BAE Systems 57 mm Mk 110 main gun and a 11-cell Raytheon RIM-116B SeaRAM missile-defence system.

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