WASHINGTON - The computer network on the US Navy's newest class of coastal warships showed vulnerabilities in Navy cybersecurity tests, but the issues were not severe enough to prevent an eight-month deployment to Singapore, a Navy official said on Tuesday.
A Navy team of computer hacking experts found some deficiencies when assigned to try to penetrate the network of the USS Freedom
, the lead vessel in the $37 billion Littoral Combat Ship program, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
arrived in Singapore last week for an eight-month stay, which its builder, Lockheed Martin Corp. , hopes will stimulate Asian demand for the fast, agile and stealthy ships.
"We do these types of inspections across the fleet to find individual vulnerabilities, as well as fleet-wide trends," said the official.
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