The Navy has already decided to repair USS Miami for a cost of $400 million. The LA class boats can get 10 to 20 years of life after Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO). USS Miami could be in service until the early 2030s.
With the ongoing lack of will in congress to fund stepping up the Virginia class builds yea this is likely for the best. It's bad news though when even loosing one ship can put significant load on others to take up the slack. It's PP Planning and a dangerous plan. You have to have a causality cushion and today's numbers don't allow for such.
posted on 06/06/2012 5:31:26 PM PDT
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With the ongoing lack of will in congress to fund stepping up the Virginia class builds yea this is likely for the best.
Both Houses of Congress and both parties are falling all over themselves to restore the second FY-14 boat in the shipbuilding plan. I don't know if there is a defense acquisition with more support.
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