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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

US plans to rotate 4 combat ships operating out of Singapore by 2018

USS FreedomThe United States Navy plans to have four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) operating out of Singapore - one at a time - by 2018.

These LCS vessels are smaller-sized than destroyers, and are capable of quick operations in shallow waters close to shore such as the waters of South-east Asia, the navy said on Tuesday (Feb 17).

The announcement was made as the LCS USS Fort Worth returned to Singapore for maintenance and a crew swap, after operations including a deployment as part of multinational search-and-rescue efforts for AirAsia flight QZ8501.

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