FIVE things you need to know about the new Navy’s newest class of frigates, destroyers, submarines, amphibious assault ships and attack submarines.
The class is scheduled to start firing weapons from the vessels in late 2019.
This is a time when the Navy needs to upgrade its fleet to its highest standards.
The fleet is also being re-designated as a fleet that will focus on long-range combat capability.
The new class will be based on the new design of the Navy ships in the wake of a number of high-profile incidents including the fatal explosion of an unmanned underwater vehicle that killed a Navy Seal and the death of a Navy SEAL in a firefight.
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