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The US Navy refers 4 combat ships to retirement, despite their modernity

The U.S. Army is seeking to retire four combat ships by 2022, despite their youngness.


The American journal Military Watch, which specializes in defense matters, said that the retirement of those ships, which are no more than ten years old, came as a result of the high cost of manufacturing and operating them, compared to what was previously planned, as well as having a very limited combat capacity.


The journal indicated that the retirement of the four ships will save the US Navy $186 million in the 2022 financial budget.


A US Navy report indicated that stopping these ships will save a lot of cost, as their engines are very noisy and not worth the trouble of repairing or replacing, adding that they can be replaced by FFG-62 frigates.