MIL US Navy reverses course, to buy 3rd DDG-1000 ship

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  1. TheNewMonaro

    TheNewMonaro New Member

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    Just when you thought someone with enough stars realised they didn't have the cash for those fancy new space age ships (stealthy, able to bombard the shore, except they aren't invisible to the naked eye on that shore, oh, and they couldn't actually shoot down any missiles targeted at them) they're brought back into line.

    Cheers to transformation!
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Well, from a company financial standpoint, they would be foolish to continue to spend the money. From the military standpoint, who can make a boat invisible to the naked eye? The ability to shoot down missiles does not depend on the vessel itself, but rather it's weapons system.

    Also with a new stealth ship, many of the parts probably are extremely expensive and reserve replacement parts probably do not exist yet. An older craft, would be easier to maintain and find parts for.
     
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    Indeed, however the powerpoint presentations rather seemed to envisage this billion dollar ship standing off shore pounding the shore with its fancy new gun. Except it can't do that.

    Fire SM-2... Nope.
    Fire SM-3... Nope.
    Fire SM-6... Nope.

    Sweet deal for between two and three billion each.
     
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    As originally envisaged the DD(X) was an AB replacement, it just went way off the fucking rails until you got what it is now, a ship that by weight ought to be called at least a Cruiser. And a ship that basically fails in many roles you would expect of a Destroyer and in any event is too bloody expensive to build in the numbers envisaged and too bloody expensive to lose anyway.
     
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    I can't harp on the Navy as badly as the Air Force for lack of visionary transformation, but they're a close second.

    I want to see more littoral waters stuff.

    Cue youtube video (can't do it at work) search terms Germany G8 Protest Boat Crash
     
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    Hopefully the AF will change with the new leaders at the helm.
     
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    All I ask is for the AF to let us have our dual engine C130 spin off cargo planes. :hsd:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    at least they only did 3 Seawolf class submarines before realizing it wasn't a smart financial move:o
     
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    Are they wanting to continue this ship building program because of the local economic reasons behind it? Thats all I'm getting from the story.
     

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