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Secret ships or submarines?

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posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 11:37 AM
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There has been a lot of discussion on secret "black" plans and programs.

What about any black ships or submarines? I would think a highly, advanced, mobile, and silent submarine would make a highly effective research, combat, surveillance asset.




posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 11:54 AM
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Did you do any research before asking this here?



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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Im pretty sure there are secret navy projects. Isnt the movie called "Hunt for the Red October" based on what happened? (or atleast, what people THOUGHT happened)

Alos I only heard this from a freind, so I could be wrong

[Edited on 7-4-2004 by Catfish]



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:07 PM
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If they are secret, then we wont know about them. They are secret



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:14 PM
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Virginia Class

Vision
Evolve the VIRGINIA Class to a fully modular, all-electric submarine that will accommodate large modules to provide interfaces for future payloads and sensors


Highlights
30 - ship class
SEAWOLF Class stealth at a lower cost (30% lower Total Ownership Cost)
Mission reconfigurable modules reconfigurable capabilities
Superior Littoral performance and ISR capabilities— including Unmanned Undersea Vehicles UUVs, improved sensors and new communications systems
Technology Insertion—prototyping of future technology using modular designs
Replaces early Los Angeles Class SSNs

Characteristics/Description
Length - 377 FT
Displacement - 7800 LT
Test Depth - > 800 FT
Speed - > 25 KTS
Weapons -
4 Horizontal
12 Vertical
24 Stows

Capabilities/Improvements
Enhanced Stealth
Modular Isolated Decks
Open System Architecture
Modular Masts
Structurally Integrated Enclosures
Mission Reconfigurable Torpedo Room
Enhanced Special Warfare Capabilities
Enhanced Littoral Performance




Special Features
Mine Avoidance
Special Operating Forces Delivery / Recovery
Non-Acoustic Sensors
Tactical BG Communications
Non-Acoustic Stealth
Future Capabilities / Technology Insertion Bundles
Conformal Bow Array
Improved Habitability
Electric Ship
Deployable Networked Sensors
Advanced Strike Munitions



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 04:21 PM
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The Seashadow - Stealth Boat







Dissapearing Act www.fas.org...






Sea Shadow
Sea Shadow is a test craft developed under a combined program by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the Navy, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company. The Sea Shadow program was begun in the mid-1980s. Its purpose is to explore a variety of new technologies for surface ships, including ship control, structures, automation for reduced manning, seakeeping and signature control. In 1993-1994, the craft was revealed to the public and underwent daylight testing. Since 1994, Sea Shadow has been maintained in a lay-up status and is currently homeported at Naval Station San Diego. In anticipation of conducting future ship research and development testing, the U.S. Navy reactivated the Sea Shadow craft in early 1999. Sea Shadow will support risk reduction for future surface ship platforms such as DD 21, the Navy's 21st Century Land Attack Destroyer. The platform will allow the Navy to explore and test, in a realistic at-sea environment, important DD 21 advanced information and automation technologies that support reduced manning and ship survivability.

Specifications
Builder Lockheed Martin
Power Plant Diesel electric
Length 164 feet (49.99 meters)
Beam 68 feet (20.73 meters)
Draft 14.5 feet (4.42 meters)
Displacement 560 tons (568.99 metric tons) full load
Speed 10 knots ( mph)
Crew 10


Ships
Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Sea Shadow none LockMart San Diego



posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by HumptyDumpty
If they are secret, then we wont know about them. They are secret


not neccecarily, there is usually someone who lets something slip without lrealising it. Or maybe theres a witness, or I dunno. Theoraticlly a secret is meant to stay hidden, But in human nature (im geussing ) to spill the can of beans all over the place



posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 08:16 PM
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Ive seen that sea shadow thing..

WHATS IT DO>??? theres no gunz on it, so its a useless combat ship.



posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 08:22 PM
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..

heres a list of sites ive found:

www.chinfo.navy.mil...

www.atl.external.lmco.com...

navysite.de...

foxxaero.homestead.com...

usmilitary.about.com...

just for those who are interested.



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