The US Navy will scrap nine warships worth $3.2 billion – despite some being just three years old – because their technology is already obsolete.
Anti-submarine systems on the Freedom-class combat warships, four of which were commissioned in 2019 and 2020, ‘did not work out technically’, the Navy’s operations chief said.
Admiral Michael Gilday asked Congress to sign off on the scrapping, which will save the Navy $391 million.
USS Indianapolis undergoes a pre-commissioning rehearsal in October 2019. The 3,500-ton warship suffered technical faults to its anti-submarine warfare systems and will be scrapped
The USS Wichita, pictured in April 2021, will be scrapped just three years after its commission
USS Fort Worth, pictured in the Java Sea in 2015, will spend…
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