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US Navy takes delivery of 11th Independence-Class LCS

The US Navy has taken delivery of
the future USS Kansas City, an Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS)
built by Austal USA.

The 127-metre vessel is designed
to defeat asymmetric “anti-access” threats such as mines, quiet diesel
submarines, and fast surface craft.

The future Kansas City is the
11th Independence-class LCS built by Austal.

Five other sister vessels are
under various stages of construction at the company’s shipyard in Mobile,
Credit: Baird Maritime

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