As the date for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom’s deployment to Singapore approaches, the LCS Council of U.S. Navy brass is calling for an expanded workload and mission set for the new class of warship. The Freedom is on schedule to depart March 1 for Asian waters as planned, says Vice Adm. Rick Hunt, director of Navy staff as well as head of the LCS Council. The ship should arrive in Singapore “sometime in mid-April,” Hunt said Feb. 21 during a media briefing on the ...

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