USS Independence (LCS-2)
The USS Independence LCS-2 has been in the U.S. Navy taskforce since 2009. The combat ship is able to find and destroy mines, engage in battle with small boats, and hunt down submarines. It’s equipped with a large flight deck, hangar, and mission bay.
The USS Independence carries BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun, AGM-114L Hellfire missiles, .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns, and Raytheon SeaRAM CIWS. The ship is docked in her homeport Naval Base in San Diego and is assigned to the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One.