The U.S. military has been testing firefighting container firefighting equipment for months, but it’s only now that the Navy is deploying the equipment in a larger number of firefighting vessels.
As of late January, the U.N. has more than 50 U.M.
S V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft flying out of the USS George H.W. Bush and USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.
A small number of the U-boats and U.T.s in the UMP will be equipped with the new UMP-B, which is also called the Firefighting Container System (FCS) and was first demonstrated in October of last year.
The UMP was first shown off to the public during the first UMP mission in February of this year.
The firefighting system was tested in December of last season and was subsequently deployed in the USS Stethem and USS Roosevelt.
The new U.MP-C is being used to support the USS John S. McCain, which departed from Newport News, Virginia, in March for a deployment to the Persian Sea.
The U.F.C.O.A.C., the UPMC and the UMSC are the UOCC, or Undersea Vehicle and Cargo Center Command, which oversees the Navy’s fleet of UMPs.
The UMP’s mission is to support ships in the international maritime space, and is an extension of the Navy mission in support of the international fleet.
“It is the largest firefighting vessel ever deployed in a U. S. fleet, and will be a great asset for the UOC,” said Commander of the United States Navy, Commander James N. Luttrell, in a statement announcing the firefighting systems deployment.
“The UMC is designed to operate in the most hostile and difficult-to-maintain environments and is capable of deploying to more dangerous and challenging areas in support to U.OCC missions.”
In order to be deployed, the FCS must be equipped and tested before deployment.
When the Navy first started using the FFS, they had only tested the UMC with a small number in the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, according to Luttrel.
Currently, the Navy has deployed FCSs on the USS Harry S. Truman, USS John F. Kennedy, USS George Washington, USS Ronald Reagan and USS George HW Bush.
There is a lot more work ahead for the Navy and the FMC to develop the Firefighter Container System.
The FCS will be deployed to the USS Gerald R. Ford, USS Harry Truman, and USS John McCain as well as to the UCP’s USS John Seawolf.
In the near term, the Marine Corps will continue to support UMCs and FMCs through the USS James T. Richardson, USS Gerald F. Young, USS Richard H. White, USS Abraham C. K. Eisenhower, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS William C. Ford and USS Ronald S. Reagan.
For more information on the UMRM program, check out this story from The UMM, a Marine Corps media center.