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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 8:07 p.m. PST

….h Attack Submarine: SSNR.

"Open Source Intelligence is finally catching up with the Royal Navy's secret project to produce a submarine to succeed the Astute Class attack submarine. On November 23 defense company BAE Systems advertised a job in Barrow-in-Furness, where British submarines are built. The advert is now closed, but the information contained is of great interest because of just one word: SSNR.

The role description included "…to work different stakeholders across the Astute, Dreadnought and SSNR programmes." Defense watchers will recognize the first two projects. The Astute Class is the Royal Navy's current attack submarine, and the Dreadnought is the new Trident missile boat. But SSNR?…"

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 10:31 p.m. PST

R, for Recce?

Lion in the Stars12 Dec 2019 6:23 p.m. PST

R for 'replacement for the Astute-class'

You really do need to start designing the next class as soon as the the first ship in the current class is commissioned, or you get into big trouble with expenses and lost technical competence.

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