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The Drive had a piece on SSTDs that was pretty good, and gave an idea as to the extent it has reached the fleet.

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believe there is another EM TD but has since been taken off the internet.

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https://www.popsci.com/futuristic-chinese-warship-concept-is-making-waves

Ok, pretty sci fi, but the future is now. These are really not that new of ideas. The idea of a Semi submersible large combatant has been around for long time and people are tired of talking about arsenal ships but they are still talked about because they are still relevant.   not considering such now maybe an unaffordable oversight. (just replace the VLS w/ Vertical guns  :)

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Idea or attempt is good, however balance between cost and effectiveness should be carefully considered.

Sealing for submersible vehicle is not cheap task for big ship (radar, external guns, antenna, hanger for helo)

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Idea or attempt is good, however balance between cost and effectiveness should be carefully considered.

Sealing for submersible vehicle is not cheap task for big ship (radar, external guns, antenna, hanger for helo)
yes, huge issues and most likely only semi-submers even makes sense and they would big big cost for sure.  The alternative though is maintain a staid maritime manufacturing culture which loses.

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EMRG mount funding.

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EMRG mount funding.
Still don't know why this wasn't in last year, but nice to see it now.

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Re: Navy Seeks Rail Guns, Lasers, Cruise Missiles To Improve Pacific Firepower
« Reply #412 on: October 31, 2018, 08:14:49 am »
https://news.usni.org/2018/10/31/report-navy-laser-railgun-gun-launched-guided-projectiles?fbclid=IwAR20lLiEZkuZLGzw5CaJ_VKVgFldHRAwnwFKHNS-QcUxxCyC8J8TllAsY5w

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The Navy is developing three new ship-based weapons that could improve the ability of Navy surface ships to defend themselves against missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and surface craft: the Surface Navy Laser Weapon System (SNLWS), the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG), and the gun-launched guided projectile (GLGP), previously known as the hypervelocity projectile (HVP).

The Navy refers to the initial (i.e., Increment 1) version of SNLWS as HELIOS, an acronym meaning high-energy laser with integrated optical dazzler and surveillance. EMRG could additionally provide the Navy with a new naval surface fire support (NSFS) weapon for attacking land targets in support of Marines or other friendly ground forces ashore. The Department of Defense is exploring the potential for using GLGP across multiple U.S. military services.
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Re: Navy Seeks Rail Guns, Lasers, Cruise Missiles To Improve Pacific Firepower
« Reply #413 on: November 14, 2018, 03:50:26 pm »
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Re: Navy Seeks Rail Guns, Lasers, Cruise Missiles To Improve Pacific Firepower
« Reply #414 on: November 16, 2018, 07:07:03 am »
https://www.defensenews.com/space/2018/11/13/pentagon-to-boost-laser-investments-for-missile-defense/?utm_campaign=Socialflow+DFN&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0SU6grIgBr9EmC6qwCAFlItqtO05FI3Rslxjfd6jQMHQYL3kM08nHor4g

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Department is planning to increase investments in directed-energy systems used for missile defense over the next several budget cycles, according to the department’s top technology adviser.

Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said Tuesday he expects to have usable directed-energy weaponry in the hands of war fighters in “no more than a few years,” but acknowledged the size of a system usable for missile defense requires greater investment.

“You need another factor of three to four to have as space control weapon, a missile defense capability — space-based, boost-phase or midcourse capability — with a large directed-energy weapon. We need to be in the megawatt class to have that,” Griffin said at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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