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Re: None will twenty years service
PT-boats (fast attack craft) are very vulnerable to air-attacks - as demonstrated by RN helicopters in the Second Gulf War. In addition, these are not capable for blue water operations. That means again Arleigh Burke class destroyers would be used to patrol against pirates. The LCS are in that case a much better option - and I do no think that the LCS classes are good designs (and I do not think that is correct that they were mainly designed as mine hunters, for which they are an expensive and suboptimal solution).
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