By Lt. Vincent Audo
USS Detroit - Gold Public Affairs
Vice Adm. Fernando Raul Cerdán Ruiz, Peruvian Commander-General of Pacific Operations visited Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Detroit, (LCS 7) on Nov. 13. 
He was escorted by Rear Adm.  Sean S. Buck, Commander U.S. 4th Fleet, and Detroit Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Chris Marvin.
Cmdr. Marvin led a tour of the ship's controlling spaces, discussing the capabilities of one of the newest ships in the fleet. 
He elaborated on the ship's characteristics such its speed, maneuverability, shallow draft, and aviation facilities.
"It is always good to show our allies the ever evolving capabilities of our Navy" said Cmdr. Marvin. "LCS has capabilities that are optimized for flexibility in the littorals that can be integrated with the missions of our allies."
LCS 7 is currently in a maintenance period, receiving numerous upgrades to her engineering, navigation, and combat systems to prepare for her role as a member of the LCS fleet to meet the global demands of the 21st century. 
Detroit will soon boast a surface warfare mission module which includes mission systems and support equipment specific to executing requirements such as visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS), surface warfare, and sea surveillance and control (SSC).