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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 2:00 p.m. PST

… More Lethal, And Stealthier

"The Navy's future attack submarines for the 2030s will be bigger, faster, more autonomous, networked and stealthier than the existing Virginia-class attack boats because greater size will allow for more advanced quieting technologies to be built into the boats.

Slated to emerge in the 2030s, a new SSN (X) class of attack submarines may be closer in size to the Navy's much larger new Columbia-class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, according to quotes from BWXT CEO Rex Geveden cited in a report from the U.S. Naval Institute.

The Columbia class is planned to displace about 20,000 tons whereas the current Virginias displace about 8,000 tons. The Columbia-class hulls are about 42-feet in diameter, while the Virginias are 36-feet wide, the report says…"

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 1:55 a.m. PST

They should just build more Seawolf class subs.

We only got 3 out of the 29 planned, which is just ridiculous.

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