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FAS (Future Attack Submarine)

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posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 05:58 PM
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the prospect contrator is general electric
first build date 2022(barring lack of tech)
the sub doesnt have a screw!(propeller)




posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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What is it's propultion method? Where are you getting this info?

If you have a link please provide



posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 09:05 PM
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no link i get info from work
from what i saw the hydodynamics were far over my head but it looks like that sub in "The Hunt for Red Oct."



posted on Sep, 14 2004 @ 03:45 AM
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Interesting, I wonder if it has any accoustical advantage...

May I ask where you work?



posted on Sep, 14 2004 @ 04:14 PM
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have you heard of the CVX im working on the new cat. systems for it.
right now im in Langley Va. next week im going to check up on a carrier at sea.



posted on Sep, 14 2004 @ 11:03 PM
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Damn - that must be AWSOME working on the CVX.

Hows the progress going on it? And any word on if they will be getting a laser on it? I heard some rumors they were.



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 01:25 AM
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First the Seawolf, then Virginia, now FAS...

Is the FAS supposed to be cheaper than the Seawolf? And what exactly is the philsophy behind the FAS? Same as Virginia?



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 12:39 PM
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i can not discuss the weapons sys. so please dont ask



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by DRAGON27
i can not discuss the weapons sys. so please dont ask


Fair enough



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
First the Seawolf, then Virginia, now FAS...

Is the FAS supposed to be cheaper than the Seawolf? And what exactly is the philsophy behind the FAS? Same as Virginia?


I don't think price is even a factor at this point, it is still in the concept stage.

As far as the philosophy, it is supposed to switch attention from accoustic stealth to sensor equipment.

IMHO, this means that they are trying to increase the range at which they can detect an enemy and fire on it, thus taking an airforce line of thinking of "first look, first shot, first kill."

At this point I guess they are confident in their stealth tech and want to be able to "reach out and touch someone."



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 04:09 PM
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Dragon - do you think that the new propulsion system will be as stealthy and as fast (if not faster)?



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 05:23 PM
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with a few to none moving parts noise will be down
speed is up to the size of the capt. balls



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
First the Seawolf, then Virginia, now FAS...

Is the FAS supposed to be cheaper than the Seawolf? And what exactly is the philsophy behind the FAS? Same as Virginia?



everything goes to the lowest bidder thats if you think 15.5 billion is cheap



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 10:29 PM
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I thought SSNs were like 1.5-2.5 a piece, not 15. Or is that for all that are going to be built?



posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 11:29 PM
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its estamated inflation
SSN is more like 3.2 billion


[edit on 15-9-2004 by DRAGON27]



posted on Sep, 17 2004 @ 11:31 AM
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i found when ssn goes to sea its total worth is 3 billion
that extra 500,000 million is weapon sys. and the weapons them selfs.



posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 12:51 AM
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wow. Add to that the cost to train the crew and feed them for what - like 3 months? Thats a big investment.

Do you know of any new manufacturing or design techniques that could lower the cost for future submarines?



posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 10:43 AM
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they have started a program on auto welding. like the robots that they have cut the steel but know they will weld.

i found some declassafide papers on future war ships but there is no link ill have to scan them in as soon as i get home and i found some railgun papers that i have edit the classafide and top secret stuff out before i can release it its mostly prices and things like that.



posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 11:19 AM
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Are you trying to tell us that you are in possession of classified U.S. government information?

And that you intend to downgrade, sanitize, or de-classify either portions or entire documents which you will thne make avaiable to the general public?




posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 01:18 PM
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no, they are declassfyed, i fell that you dont need to know the prices of certin things. i would never release classafyed or top secret docs. that i have. that would be treason and the end of my job, freedom,and life.



i miss typed, jet lag will do that.




[edit on 20-9-2004 by DRAGON27]



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