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- Apr 16, 2008
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Do you have a quote for that I don’t see it in the article. Seeing these will be built starting maybe 2030 he might not have much say in the matter.Without the quad packs. The current Navy Secretary wants a "pure" SSN like the -21s. He appears to be unreceptive to the idea of payload tubes being part of the equation.The Navy’s next attack submarine will feature technology in the Columbia-class program and be significantly larger than the current class of the Virginia-class attack submarines, the chief executive of BWX Technologies said on Monday as part of the company’s third-quarter earnings call. The head...news.usni.org
With the 4X Trident quad packs filled with hypersonic strike missiles? Here’s hoping.
CBO has some analysis along these lines. It's not impossible that there would also be some vertical launchers but it's difficult to see room for a number of VPM-like launchers and a large torpedo room.
The boats would be a key part of the service's plans to revitalize its anti-submarine capabilities, but at a price of more than $5 billion each.