Skip to comments.The Navy Is Already Working On A Submarine That Won't Be Ready Until 2030
Posted on 02/04/2014 6:53:21 PM PST by blam
The Navy Is Already Working On A Submarine That Won't Be Ready Until 2030
Kris Osborn, Military.com
Feb. 4, 2014, 8:54 PM
QUONSET POINT, R.I. -- Over the next several years, General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to add several new buildings to its facility here, double its workforce, and invest about $150 million -- all as preparation for the construction of the Navy's next-generation nuclear-armed submarine.
Early prototyping is already under way at Electric Boat for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), a high-tech, 560-foot long, nuclear-powered submarine. Navy leaders have announced plans to build 12 ORPs, with the first one slated to enter service in the early 2030s.
General Dynamics Electric Boat is working on a five-year technology development contract worth up to $1.85 billion on the submarine that has come to be known simply as ORP.
These investments come at a time when the majority of the defense industry is scaling back investments because of smaller government defense budgets -- an interesting move during the days of sequestration and reductions.
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China carrier hunter...
We’ll probably have flying saucer type undersea vessels before they can launch one. It’ll be the 21st Century version of the Brewster F2A Buffalo, obsolete before it’s in service.
It looks like the kenyan will have eliminated nuclear weapons in the USA by the time this submarine is launched.
The old army could have built a submarine for the navy in 6 months.
The Craigside, while still functioning as a cargo ship.
The USS Ponce functioning in an ASFB capacity.
What a stupid article! GD is going to invest $150 mil to get in on a $1.85 billion contract. That does sound like a deal. However, this boat is supposed to be ready in almost 20 years! Wow, it will probably cost $1.85 trillion by then.
And what is this BS about “the days of sequestration and reductions”? The sequester was nothing and there are no reductions at all. What a pant load.
Dang! 560 ft long? That’s one big sub.
“Dang! 560 ft long? Thats one big sub.”
Life boats for the elites when the balloon goes up....
The Ohio class boomers are 560 feet long.
They are going to carry essentially the same payload...
Like the Romans, much of this stuff will fail when needed most.
We don’t build stuff overnight.
These boats are to be replacements for the Ohio class submarines. Forgive my ignorance, but why do the Ohio class submarines need replacing?
No, more like Shanghai hunter. These are SLBMs
When the Muslim hoards attack, we won’t even use them.
I’m not sure I understand the outrage here. Should the U.S. Not be working on new systems? So something went wrong. It’s awful. Nobody likes it. Do we quit?
They need to delay the bathrooms until near the end, we don’t know how many sexes will exist that far in the future.
>> Like the Romans, much of this stuff will fail when needed most.
Nonsense. It’ll work.
“The old army could have built a submarine for the navy in 6 months.”
In your muddled dreams. The army needed Chrysler to build tanks for them in WWII; they couldn’t build an anthill themselves!
“Forgive my ignorance, but why do the Ohio class submarines need replacing?”
We don’t know what the Chinese will have in 2030, but we can design in and build the best ideas WE have now in preparation and hope these are better than what the Chinese are building in for fielding in 2030.
People in the Army were still clinging to the horse cavalry even after the Germans made mincemeat of the Polish cavalry, the best in the world. After May, 1940, Marshall had Patton and a couple of other generals creating and armor division from scratch, IAC, the best example of a fighting machine jumping from drawing board to combat was the B-29, which took about three years with a lot of accidents along the way. What a machine.
OH, my, I love that video!
That was funny. Thanks!
Must have gotten the idea from the 80s GI Joe comic. In the comic book, the Jane looked like an old freighter but had a bunch of extras. Kind of like a Q ship.