The Independece is a littoral combat ship class developed by General Dynamics and Austal for the United States Navy. The design of the large trimaran makes this ship very unusual, greatly expands its capabilities, capacity and speed. Coupled with a wide scale of weapons, artillery and missiles, the ship is capable of fully performing the tasks of protecting littoral zones and fighting small enemy ships. Initially, within the framework of the US NAVY tender, companies produced 2 ships of this class. After adopting them and confirming their prospects, the fleet ordered an additional batch of ships, of which, by 2020, 11 units are already in service.