After participating in the exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, United States Navy Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam August 26 to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific, US Navy 7th Fleet’s area of operations.
During the RIMPAC 2016, USS Coronado successfully launched a Harpoon Block 1C missile July 19.
“The firing of the Harpoon missile from Coronado represented the first time over-the-horizon (OTH) missile technology has been introduced to the littoral combat ship class,” the US Navy said.
“Throughout deployment I expect a total team effort culminating with a safe and successful deployment characterized by smart execution, conspicuous professionalism, rigorous preparation, and the completion of all assigned operational tasking,” said Cmdr. Scott Larson, commanding officer of Coronado and LCS Crew 204.
USS Coronado is assigned to 3rd Fleet. While deployed to 7th Fleet, Coronado will conduct routine patrols, port visits and exercises with regional navies. Among the interactions Coronado is scheduled are exercise Kakadu in Australia and Deep Sabre in Singapore.
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