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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 10:16 p.m. PST

"The Chief of Naval Operations has laid out some ambitious objectives for the design and the program, but some may find them unsettling.

he Navy's Ticonderoga class cruisers are in the back half of their operational careers yet the seagoing service has struggled to produce an actionable strategy to replace their unique capabilities. The 'Ticos' lives may be able to be extended a number of years, but a replacement will be needed and it will take years to move such an initiative from thought to form. Now, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral John Richardson, has put forward his vision and strategy to field such a vessel and it's bound to be a controversial one…"

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Lion in the Stars19 Apr 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

The Japanese modified the Burke-class into the Kongo-class (flagship command and control facilities) and Atago-class (even bigger).

You would need to modify the ships to gas turbine-electric drives like the Zumwalts, though.

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