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U.S. Surface Combatants Could Get Faster Block Upgrades in the Future [USNI News]

U.S. Surface Combatants Could Get Faster Block Upgrades in the Future [USNI News]

According to USNI News, the Navy is hoping to bring the submarine community's capability improvement process to its surface combatants, which would allow for more continuous upgrades to the ships' warfighting systems as the class builds out. To find out more, read the full article. 


Article written by Megan Eckstein.

See the Island US Warships Just Buzzed to Prove a Geopolitical Point to China [Quartz]

See the Island US Warships Just Buzzed to Prove a Geopolitical Point to China [Quartz]

According to Quartz, the US Navy sent two warships to a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea on May 28 in its latest symbolic protest against China’s claims there. Reuters reported that the USS Higgins and the USS Antietam ventured within 12 miles of the Paracel Islands in a demonstration the Pentagon calls a “freedom of navigation operation” or FONOP. The move signals US rejection of China’s claims of political control in the South China Sea. To learn more, read the entire article. 

Article courtesy of Quartz and written by Tim Fernholz.