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Amphib Wasp to get combat system upgrade

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/06/navy-marine-wasp-combat-system-upgrade-063012d/ Amphib Wasp to get combat system upgrade By Christopher P. Cavas - Staff writer Posted : Saturday Jun 30, 2012 16:36:59 EDT The amphibious assault ship Wasp’s combat system is obsolete, the Navy says, and has been that way for years, leading to the ship’s withdrawal in 2009 from the regular deployment schedule. The ship that hasn’t made a major overseas deployment since 2004 is scheduled to receive a major upgrade intended to put it back in the mix by 2014. The acknowledgement of a deficiency with the ship is at odds with previous official statements. Navy officials earlier this month said Wasp had not conducted a major deployment over the past eight years because the ship had been designated a test platform for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. At issue is the Advanced Combat Direction Sys...

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