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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The US is deploying 2 of its troubled 'ships of the future' to Singapore starting in 2016

USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4)The US will start deploying two of its once-highly touted "ships-of-the-future" to Singapore starting in 2016, IHS Jane's 360 reports.

By 2016, the US Navy plans to permanently station and operate two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) out of Singapore's Changi Naval Base.

By 2018, the Navy hopes to deploy four of the vessels in order to upgrade the capability of the Navy's Seventh Fleet.

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