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04 Oct 2018 9:53 a.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse03 Oct 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

"Adding large numbers of new next-generation destroyers will substantially change the Navy's ability to conduct major maritime warfare operations by enabling surface forces to detect enemy attacks at much farther distances, launch long-range strikes with greater precision and destructive force and disperse offensive forces across much wider swaths of ocean.

The US Navy has awarded deals for 10 new high-tech DDG 51 Flight III Destroyers and built in options to add even more ships and increase the "build rates" for construction of new warships – all as part of a massive strategic push to accelerate fleet growth and usher in a new era of warfighting technology for the Navy…."
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Lion in the Stars03 Oct 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

So, we have inadequate crew numbers and training for the number of ships we have, and we're going to have more ships coming into service than are leaving?

Sounds like a recipe for more Sailor-killing collisions.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 12:44 a.m. PST

Nah, they'll just keep them tied up at the dock, as a fleet in being…….

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Oct 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

Glup!….

Amicalement
Armand

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

We could send press gang to England…

General Kirchner05 Oct 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

so we are building more upgraded arleigh burke destroyers


says volumes about the zumwalt doesn't it?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Oct 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Armand

28mm Fanatik05 Oct 2018 1:31 p.m. PST

so we are building more upgraded arleigh burke destroyers

says volumes about the zumwalt doesn't it

The Zumwalt is deemed to be too costly so the Navy opted for the cheaper alternative.

This is exactly the same situation as the Seawolf submarine deemed to be too costly which led to the Navy settling for cheaper Virginia class (latest improved Los Angeles class) fast attack boats instead.

StarCruiser05 Oct 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

The Zumwalt is having…issues…as is the Monsoor…

They are really looking like the boondoggle I thought they would be (along with the LCS program).

A lot of interesting ideas that should have been tried out extensively on MUCH less expensive platforms before getting shoved together way too soon.

StarCruiser05 Oct 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

I also should say – make sure that none of those wonderful new toys in the Flight III's are made from Chinese parts or… click, they're off when you really need…

28mm Fanatik06 Oct 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

The Zumwalt isn't close to the boondoggle the LCS is. What killed it is the continuous cost overruns which reduced the navy's order to just 3 ships (just like the Seawolf class sub) and led to its eventual cancellation.

Lion in the Stars06 Oct 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Doesn't help that the super-long-range ammo for the guns was insanely expensive (on the order of Tomahawk missile per round).

Even more messed up, despite building the guns in 155mm, we didn't make them compatible with NATO-standard 155mm artillery in the first place.

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