The guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG-113) launches an SM-3 Block IIA Standard Missile during a ballistic-missile defense test in November 2020.
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) conducts operations in the South China Sea in July 2020. Like the Freedom-variant LCS, the Independence-variant has unique engineering and shiphandling characteristics.