Despite continued operational hiccups and maintenance issues associated with the ship’s coolant system since arriving in Singapore, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom is still expected to participate in the regional Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2013 (Carat ’13), says U.S. Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Clayton Doss. Navy officials had cited the Carat exercise as one of the events the ship would be participating in once it reached Singapore for its Asian deployment. The ...


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