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originally posted by: GD
There's been a lot of talk about what the next US Navy Cruiser will look like. After several stalled attempts to replace the invaluable Ticonderoga Class cruisers, several options were put forward. One concept- based on the LPD hull, was seen as big and slow. The Arleigh Burke class has pretty much maxed out its space and power generation. A completely new hull design would take additional years and considerable funding. Some advocated the tumblehome hull form of the Zumwalt class, but others feared that the platforms instability would be problematic. Well, according to USNI- the Navy may have settled in on a variant of the Zumwalt:
New Large Surface Combatant