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Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Replaces Frigates in United States Navy

Some new classes of ships similar to corvettes are optimised for high-speed deployment and combat with small craft rather than combat between equal opponents; an example is the U.S. Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). By 2014, all frigates in the United States Navy are to be replaced by the LCS class.

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