US Navy scraps NINE warships – some under three years old – as $3.2bn fleet’s tech already obsolete


The US Navy will scrap nine warships worth $3.2 billion due to tech failures.

Anti-submarine systems on the Freedom-class combat warships, four of which were commissioned in 2019 and 2020, ‘did not work out technically’, the Navy’s operations chief said.

Admiral Michael Gilday asked Congress to sign off on the scrapping, which will save the Navy $391 million. 

USS Indianapolis undergoes a pre-commissioning rehearsal in October 2019. The 3,500-ton warship suffered technical faults to its anti-submarine warfare systems and will be scrapped

USS Indianapolis undergoes a pre-commissioning rehearsal in October 2019. The 3,500-ton warship suffered technical faults to…



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