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    Fill her reactor spaces with concrete and open...

    Fill her reactor spaces with concrete and open the scuttles...it's the only way to be sure.
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    Instead of small over priced ships with...

    Instead of small over priced ships with inadequate C2 & combat systems?
  3. Navy Fires 20 Hyper Velocity Rounds through 5" Deck Gun

    This is an interesting development:



    From the sound of the article, this projectile was originally designed for the railgun that the Navy was testing. There wasn't a lot of hard information in...
  4. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    Yes, the SPY-3 is supposed to have a target...

    Yes, the SPY-3 is supposed to have a target illuminator function. However, the question would be how many targets can it illuminate and what other tasks can it do while illuminating the target. ...
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    Thank you for the update! The news stories and...

    Thank you for the update! The news stories and 30 second video clips do not adequately convey what you are going through. My prayers are with you and your family.
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    Sticky: And you rather answer your own statement here. ...

    And you rather answer your own statement here. The US tried a single-mission ship that could swap out modules to accomplish another single mission, but it hasn't worked out so well and they've...
  7. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    I believe that the guns themselves are on the...

    I believe that the guns themselves are on the first two ships and would imagine that they would be installed on the third. If nothing else, they were paid for and to change now would cause extra $$....
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    Sticky: They will not be cheap, that is guaranteed! The...

    They will not be cheap, that is guaranteed! The Navy won't be able to resist changing the requirements and to appease Congress will inefficiently parse out production bits to suppliers in 40+ States.
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    Sticky: From the report to Congress...

    From the report to Congress from the Congressional Research Service:


    With nearly everyone either developing or purchasing cheap (relatively) SSMs, a decent AAW capability is called for. SPY-6...
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    The first thing to determine are your...

    The first thing to determine are your requirements and then to validate them. The requiremnet stated in the first article is to "to prepare for two simultaneous major conflicts and maintain its...
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    If they were downchecked for maintenance issues,...

    If they were downchecked for maintenance issues, I would guess any F22s still at Tyndall now have worse maintenance issues. Some of those aircraft hangers were absolutely destroyed!
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    On amphibs, they only conduct vertical landings. ...

    On amphibs, they only conduct vertical landings. Now they may practice them for whatever contingency may arise - I couldn't tell you either way. Not sure about short field ops, I never witnessed...
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    The fix what they have the money to fix and...

    The fix what they have the money to fix and sometimes things are just left tagged out until funding is approved to fix it. I just saw a cannibalization request from one carrier to steal a low...
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    Nope, vertical landings only for USMC Harriers.

    Nope, vertical landings only for USMC Harriers.
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    Heh, if only that were true! The fact that the...

    Heh, if only that were true! The fact that the IKE's yard period tripled in length speaks to the condition that she was in. The article that TopHatter linked states how she was run down:



    The...
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    Sticky: Yes, but that's only one ship, I enjoyed playing...

    Yes, but that's only one ship, I enjoyed playing multiple types - which probably contributed to my frustration with the slow leveling.

    The map scale is off compared to the size of the ships, you'd...
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    Sticky: Of course, the BB wasn't fighting back, that...

    Of course, the BB wasn't fighting back, that tends to disrupt one's aim when your own ship is wildly manuevering and radically making course and speed adjustments.



    Yes, the designers are...
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    Sticky: I'd have to disagree with the bit about the...

    I'd have to disagree with the bit about the fires. While I don't know if uncontrolled fires materially contributed to the sinking of any battleships in WW2, they could be a significant and/or...
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    The report is rather weird and doesn't have a...

    The report is rather weird and doesn't have a true conclusion, just a series of concerns that it suggest Congress should monitor (for budgetary line items, perks, potential cash cows, etc.) Here's...
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    July 2018 Congressional Report on FFG(X)

    USNI has published a Congressional Report on the FFG(X) competition. It has a good recap of the competition to date, but you can see politics starting to creep into the competition:



    The Navy...
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