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Natasha Fyles, center left, the Australian Chief Minister of Northern Territory, poses for a photo alongside leadership aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Canberra (LCS 30) during a scheduled tour, Sept. 11, 2023. Homeported in San Diego as a part of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE, USS Canberra is a fast, optimally-manned, mission-tailored surface combatant that operates in near-shore and open-ocean environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS like USS Canberra integrate with joint, combined, manned and unmanned teams to support forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence missions around the globe.