USS Little Rock (LCS-9), littoral combat ship, in the snow
Drone video footage of the Freedom-class littoral combat ship PCS USS Little Rock (LCS-9) docked in Buffalo, New York 14 Dec 2017, two days before her commissioning. She is the fifth Freedom-variant LCS built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, at a cost of $350 million, and was laid down 27 June 2013.
She is the second USS Little Rock with the first, (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4), a Cleveland/Galveston-class light/ guided missile cruiser launched in 1945, decommissioned in 1976 and currently part of the museum at Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park– hence the Buffalo tie-in.
Video by Bart Schrum, Defense Media Activity