B-roll footage featuring Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) from different angles in various sea states, weather conditions and times of day while underway at Sea.
The Freedom-class is one of two classes of the LCS program. The Littoral Combat Ship class consists of two variants, the Freedom variant and the Independence variant, built for the United States Navy. The LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments as well as the open-ocean.
00:00 – The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departs from Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled deployment.
00:27 – An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flies over the USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat.
01:47 – USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) forward, aft, port, and starboard sides.
03:44 – An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle conducts flight operations during an underway with the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5).
05:08 – The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducts operations in the Caribbean Sea.
Credits: U.S. Navy videos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Marianne Guemo, Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio Turretto Ramos, Matthew Callahan, Austin Rooney, Petty Officer 2nd Class Anderson W Branch, Petty Officer 2nd Class Austin Collins
Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin
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Derivative works: Military Archive
►Dedicated video to the Independence variant — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy57-FbG–Q
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