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Offline RLBH

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Re: Ohio Replacement Submarine
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2017, 02:07:01 am »
Interesting to note that US/UK shared reactor tech but US reactor has 42 year life and UK is 30 years.
Design decision based on industrial considerations. UK submarine lifespan, fleet size and build rate are all tied together; we're at minimum fleet size and minimum build rate, which defines the life of the boat. A 42-year core would require a 40% increase in the size of the fleet or the yard standing idle for 12 years out of 42 - funding the former is politically unlikely, the second disastrous for the submarine industry.

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Re: Ohio Replacement Submarine
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2018, 06:37:38 pm »
cross post...

https://news.usni.org/2018/08/08/35632

"General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Navy are evaluating the potential of missile tube welding issues identified by a subcontractor to delay construction of the first Columbia-class submarines, the next block of Virginia-class submarines and for the British Dreadnought-class submarines."


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