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Tango0127 Oct 2018 9:28 p.m. PST

""The U.S. Navy plans to develop two new classes of submarine, according to congressional analysis of the sea service's shipbuilding plan for 2019.

As of 2017, the Navy planned to upgrade the Virginia design and continue buying vessels of that class though the late 2040s, at least, while also retiring the converted Ohio cruise-missile submarines without a direct replacement starting in the mid-2020s….."
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Lion in the Stars28 Oct 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

Interesting! So, a new submarine class broadly comparable to the Seawolfs and an SSGN based off the Columbia-class Ohio-replacement.

Not entirely surprised that the Columbia-class is getting some SSGN sisters, though. The Ohio SSGNs were done partly because the hulls still had 20-odd years left in them. Would have been a great shame to just turn them into razor blades.

Tango0128 Oct 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed the article my good friend!. (smile)


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