The U.S. Navy is on course to add a series of "small surface combatants and reconfigurable support ships" to the fleet in the coming years that combines the capabilities of Littoral Combat Ships, Joint High Speed Vessels and Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Bases (MLP/AFSB). "These ships will relieve pressure on the global demand for large surface combatants and amphibious ships, and allow commanders to deploy adaptive force packages suitable to changing mission ...

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