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Step aboard the USS Coronado, part of the troubled LCS class that the US Navy recently admitted was a massive failure

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US Navy
The US Navy announced in April that it may not deploy any littoral combat ships this year because of maintenance problems.
"Three of the Navy's four original LCSs are in maintenance now, and four of the eight block-buy ships that have commissioned already are undergoing their initial Post Shakedown Availabilities ," USNI News reported in April, citing Cmdr. John Perkins, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force Pacific.
But LCS' also have a problem with survivability, including limited anti-ship self-defense capabilities, a lack of combat radar systems and more.
The Pentagon is so...
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The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real action may much farther north

The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real action may much farther north

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens
The US and its allies are reassessing their naval operations around Europe and in the Atlantic.
These changes are driven in large part by intensifying Russian submarine activity.
But changing capabilities mean NATO may have to look farther north to establish a deterrent.
Units from the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group returned home to Norfolk, Virginia, this week, only three months after deploying.
The Truman's time at sea was only about half as long as typical deployments, and the early return reflects the Pentagon's shift toward...
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