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Navy Inspection Board Reports Degradation in Surface Ships

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy found through inspections that its fleet of surface ships is experiencing degradation across multiple aspects. The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) discovered that ships are degrading in areas including electrical, damage-control, anti-submarine warfare and propulsion systems. INSURV also found that the Navy's submarines exhibited more signs of degradation in 2020 compared to the past five years. 

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Vice Adm. Willy Hilarides: Navy to Modify Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ships will undergo a set of design and engineering updates as part of the platform’s long-term development following the completion of the Freedom (LCS 1) and Independence (LCS 2) vessels, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Kris Osborn writes that the branch is implementing up to 12 major modifications for the LCS platforms, citing comments by Vice …

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