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U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Nicholas Kontodiakos

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Monday the Navy will be sending its most advanced vessels and aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region as it builds up its presence by assigning most of its fleet there.

Haney cited as an example the Littoral Combat Ship which can operate in shallower waters than other vessels. The U.S. plans to begin deploying one of the ships to Singapore next year.

The EA-18G plane — which can jam enemy air defenses and fly faster than the speed of sound — is another. Haney said squadrons of these aircraft would be coming through the region.

There’s also the Navy’s most advanced submarine — the Virginia-class. Several of these subs are based at Pearl Harbor.

Source: Fox News

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