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The Navy Is Already Working On A Submarine That Won't Be Ready Until 2030
BI- Military.ComY ^ | 2-4-2014 | Kris Osborn

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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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: defensespending; military; miltech; navy; shipbuilding; submarines; usnavy

1 posted on 02/04/2014 6:53:21 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

China carrier hunter...


2 posted on 02/04/2014 6:55:09 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: blam

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.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 6:55:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: blam
Atlantis
4 posted on 02/04/2014 6:56:21 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

It looks like the kenyan will have eliminated nuclear weapons in the USA by the time this submarine is launched.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 6:57:31 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: blam

The old army could have built a submarine for the navy in 6 months.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 6:57:55 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: blam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y65wZEtk_DQ


7 posted on 02/04/2014 6:58:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: blam
The Navy Is Converting A Cargo Vessel Into A Special Operations Mothership

The Craigside, while still functioning as a cargo ship.

The USS Ponce functioning in an ASFB capacity.

8 posted on 02/04/2014 7:02:07 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

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.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 7:03:18 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: blam

10 posted on 02/04/2014 7:06:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: blam

Dang! 560 ft long? That’s one big sub.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 7:07:33 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: 2111USMC

“Dang! 560 ft long? That’s one big sub.”

Life boats for the elites when the balloon goes up....


12 posted on 02/04/2014 7:11:55 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: 2111USMC

The Ohio class boomers are 560 feet long.

They are going to carry essentially the same payload...


13 posted on 02/04/2014 7:12:17 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
maybe Thunderbird #4.

14 posted on 02/04/2014 7:14:52 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: samadams2000
Rickover took the original nuc sub from concept to launch in under two years.
15 posted on 02/04/2014 7:17:16 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Like the Romans, much of this stuff will fail when needed most.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 7:21:09 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: blam

We don’t build stuff overnight.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 7:26:07 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: blam

These boats are to be replacements for the Ohio class submarines. Forgive my ignorance, but why do the Ohio class submarines need replacing?


18 posted on 02/04/2014 7:29:20 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
Forgive my ignorance, but why do the Ohio class submarines need replacing?

Stuff wears out...and the hulls are only certifiable for so many years and dive cycles. And technically they do become obsolete.
19 posted on 02/04/2014 7:31:44 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: 2banana

No, more like Shanghai hunter. These are SLBMs


20 posted on 02/04/2014 7:32:11 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: DonaldC

When the Muslim hoards attack, we won’t even use them.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 7:40:26 PM PST by GoDuke
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To: blam

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?


22 posted on 02/04/2014 7:49:03 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: blam

They need to delay the bathrooms until near the end, we don’t know how many sexes will exist that far in the future.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 7:53:46 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: DonaldC

>> Like the Romans, much of this stuff will fail when needed most.

Nonsense. It’ll work.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 7:58:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: samadams2000

“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!


25 posted on 02/04/2014 8:29:17 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Leaning Right

“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.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 8:32:50 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: ansel12
"They need to delay the bathrooms until near the end, we don’t know how many sexes will exist that far in the future."

Boy howdy.

27 posted on 02/04/2014 10:17:09 PM PST by blam
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To: Rembrandt

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.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 10:34:24 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: bigheadfred

OH, my, I love that video!


29 posted on 02/05/2014 12:07:12 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: bigheadfred

That was funny. Thanks!


30 posted on 02/05/2014 3:48:27 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: blam

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.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 3:50:13 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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