The Chinese navy unveils the upgraded version of the Type 055 destroyer off Qingdao, eastern China, on April 23, 2019, during a fleet review marking the 70th anniversary of the navy's foundation. (Kyodo via Associated Press)

China's navy commissioned its biggest and most advanced surface warship yet, the Nanchang guided-missile destroyer, on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, state media reported.

Observers say the commissioning of China's first 10,000-ton-class Type 055 destroyer, which is expected to accompany aircraft carriers in battle groups, is a step forward as Beijing seeks to operate farther from its shores and punch farther into the western Pacific.

Launched in June 2017, its commissioning marks the navy's leap from the third generation to the fourth generation of destroyers, the navy said in a statement.

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The Russian navy ship Ivan Khurs came within 60 yards of the USS Farragut in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday before pulling away, a Navy spokesman told Task & Purpose. (Navy photo)

There's aggressive driving, and then there's aggressive driving with a 4,000 ton warship.

That's the kind of driving the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut had to deal with in the Arabian Sea on Thursday when the Ivan Khurs, a Russian Navy intelligence collection ship, aggressively approached the U.S. Navy destroyer and came within 60 yards of the U.S. vessel before altering course and falling behind it, a Navy spokesman told Task & Purpose.

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Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown delivers the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 21st annual West Coast symposium on board Naval Base San Diego, wearing the haute coutoure black leather jacket Aug. 22, 2019. (Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody S. Paschall)

If crisp white dress uniforms and reefer jackets weren't enough, Navy surface warfare officers will soon be able to rock an additional item of standard-issue swag: a black, fully-lined leather jacket with a zipper front, knitted cuffs, knitted waistband and a pointed collar.

Starting this June, Navy SWOs can wear the jacket at sea or ashore, but only with their service uniforms, explained Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr., deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel training and education in a branch-wide statement on Thursday.

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Iran has a fake aircraft carrier. (Planet Labs Inc. via Business Insider)

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

Iran has a fake aircraft carrier. The vessel sat damaged for years, but it appears to be back in action, meaning its time for the country's armed forces to start trying to sink it again.

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The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern California on February 21, 2013. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans)

In the latest sign that the Navy seems to have finally given up on its issue-plagued 'little crappy ships,' the service reportedly plans on decommissioning the first four littoral combat ships in 2021 to save cash.

According to a December memo from the White House's Office of Management and Budget, the plan would decommission the littoral combat ships Freedom, Independence, Fort Worth and Coronado, all of which have "between 12 and 17 years of planned hull life remaining," Defense News reports.

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The USS Harry S. Truman and ships assigned to its carrier trike group in the Atlantic Ocean during an exercise, February 16, 2018. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford)

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

The Pentagon has tried twice in the past year to push a plan that would retire the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman decades early and cut its air wing.

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