An Operational LCS

Polmar, Norman
September 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2009, Vol. 135 Issue 9, p86
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on the Royal Danish Navy's ship Absalon as a potential alternative ship design for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) program. It informs that the ship has operated for eight months as a unit of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia. During her deployment with CTF-151, the Absalon has detained or inspected more than 80 suspected pirates and confiscated almost 60 weapons.


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