New Navy Ships Have Trouble Surviving the High Seas

  • Austal's Expeditionary Fast Transport ships need bow repairs
  • U.S. Navy adopted a flawed design to save weight, report finds

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) - designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment.

Source: U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy is spending millions of dollars to repair new high-speed transport ships built by Austal Ltd. because their weak bows can’t stand buffeting from high seas, according to the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester.

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