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Navy orders 10 nuclear subs for $17.6B in most lucrative contract ever
Washington Times ^ | 4/29/14 | Douglas Ernst

Posted on 04/29/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT by Nachum

Edited on 04/29/2014 8:20:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The U.S. Navy plans to build 10 new SSN 774 Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines over the next five years. Price tag: $17.6 billion.

A contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat and chief subcontractor Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding was announced Monday, the Navy Times reported.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: navy; nuclear; subs

1 posted on 04/29/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 04/29/2014 7:03:22 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

688 boats are getting old, this is a good thing.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 7:03:52 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nachum
Did the Navy announce that Osama Obama ordered that the subs be built in China?
4 posted on 04/29/2014 7:09:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Nachum

F the nuclear attack subs. We need to go back to diesel electric attack subs.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 7:10:42 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Nachum

The homos really like those torpedos.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 7:11:19 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Gay State Conservative

In keeping with these times these subs will no longer be named after states or major cities.

Proposed names...

Diversity, Pride, Tolerance, Inclusion, Transformational, Equality, Justice, Opportunity......

Oh the fate of our country is so tenuous.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 7:16:25 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Diversity, Pride, Tolerance, Inclusion, Transformational, Equality, Justice, Opportunity......

I've heard of Los Angeles class subs....looks like these new ones will be San Francisco class...

8 posted on 04/29/2014 7:21:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Nachum
China’s attempt to take the Senkaku Islands will be launched from THIS airbase:

Two large hardened aircraft shelters are perched atop the camouflaged area on the Northeast extreme of the base —notice the dark ovoid structures:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26%C2%B056%2743.0%22N+120%C2%B004%2737.0%22E/@26.9428438,120.0828975,62m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

There are also a number of J-10’s and ground vehicles parked at the west end of the strip.

This base has lots of skirting for transport a/c during a surge, right before the strike.

Since the Yaehama Islands (which are uncontested Japanese territory nearby) include SEVEN airfields it is HIGHLY LIKELY that a PRC play for the Senkakus will also involve Chinese occupation of 1 or more of the 7 islands in the Yaehama island chain, about 35 miles from Taiwan.

Here is Ishigaki airport, in the Yaeyama Island chain:

Some experts also think China may also take Okinawa itself, though the chances of that are lower.

9 posted on 04/29/2014 7:21:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

whoops! Correction on the Chinese airbase link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26%C2%B056%2743.0%22N+120%C2%B004%2737.0%22E/@26.9428438,120.0828975,62m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0


10 posted on 04/29/2014 7:25:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum
I wish they're build 4 of these and 3 more DE of the modern variety for the same money.

Maybe even 3 Virginias and another 6 DE.

11 posted on 04/29/2014 7:33:15 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: BRL

The new Navy...

And “hot bunking” takes on a whole new meaning.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 7:39:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: BBell

Why diesel electric?? They can’t stay submerged for near the time a nuc can!


13 posted on 04/29/2014 7:54:06 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, that’s my line :)


14 posted on 04/29/2014 8:11:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: BBell
F the nuclear attack subs. We need to go back to diesel electric attack subs.

Are you attracted to the slow speeds, short mission duration, or that pounding diesel noise radiated into the water when you charge those batteries?

Conventional boats are attractive for coastal defense of your own shores, but not so much for long range patrols.

15 posted on 04/29/2014 8:13:31 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Nachum

“Price tag: $17.6 billion. “

That’s going to be the cost of a single Ford Class carrier pretty soon.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Proposed names...

Diversity, Pride, Tolerance, Inclusion, Transformational, Equality, Justice, Opportunity......

And Big Moochie, Sasquatch, Malaria, Hopenchangie....


17 posted on 04/29/2014 8:15:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Nachum

i predict they’ll cost over 35 billion by the time all ten are finished.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 8:15:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

Once they’re built, Obama will hand them over to Egypt.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 8:35:22 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: gaijin

That picture in 10 is real interesting. They went to a lot of trouble to paint that big dispersal loop and the building roofs camo though I think they could have done a better job. I do like the ponds they put into the camo paint jobs..
The four fighters on the left would show up better with their gray paint than they do on the concrete though. (Ooops, make that “tarmac” for all the retards out there that think cement and conrete are made out of tar macadam).


20 posted on 04/29/2014 8:51:01 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Diversity, Pride, Tolerance, Inclusion, Transformational, Equality, Justice, Opportunity......

I think you're forgetting the USSS Hope and the USSS Change?

21 posted on 04/29/2014 9:25:15 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

You are joking, right? It is sad that I need to ask.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 9:28:23 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Nachum

That is pretty fast build time in peacetime. 10 boats in 5 years.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 10:13:40 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound
That is pretty fast build time in peacetime. 10 boats in 5 years.

Yes. It is confusing for a lot of reasons. They are deconstructing the military, ruining morale, over taxing the forces in the field, and pissing off all our allies. They only thing I can make from all of this is that it is another slimy Chicago style kickback scheme on paid for with the money that should have gone to the men and women currently serving and our veterans.

That- and the possibility that they are actually preparing for a huge war.

24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:45 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

After we get through scrapping all our nuclear weapons, what are they going to arm them with?


25 posted on 04/30/2014 1:14:03 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: The Duke

I can go along with “Hope”, Bob was a great supporter of the troops ;)


26 posted on 04/30/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Jeff Head

Perhaps of interest.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 6:00:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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