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Aug 29, 2018
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vague to the point of a farce PEO Ships: Future Surface Combatant Hull Still Undecided, But Will Use Flight III DDG-51 Combat System
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and now something even more vague:
Navy’s Next Large Surface Combatant Will Draw From DDG-51, DDG-1000 — But Don’t Call it a Destroyer Yet
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also vague, but not completely, is
Large Surface Combatant RFI - Shipbuilders
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Brumby

Major
I'll just leave this here for haha's
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….except the B-52H will get the last laugh. It looks like it will outlive its cousins.

The USAF ‘BOMBER Vector’ has given a huge endorsement to the ageing Boeing B-52H — it has lower operating and less complex operational costs than the B-1 and B-2. The USAF will retain the B-52 because of its versatile payload and its ability to carry the new long range stand-off cruise missile. As many as 75 B-52Hs will remain in service until at least 2050. A $22-billion package of upgrades is now planned, including new engines.

The USAF under the new ‘Bomber Vector’ plan will retire the Lancer as the new B-21 Raider arrives. The B-1 was originally slated to remain in service until 2040, but it will now go ‘no later than’ 2036. The air force also looks set to retire its expensive B-2 fleet in favor of the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider. Initially flagged to remain in service until 2058, the B-2 could be gone by 2032.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
That's the Joke Brumby. It seems like B52 will be flying deep into the future so we have two Constitution class starships of the 23rd century about to be retired well B52 reengined with warp drive passes them by.
 
perhaps the most interesting part of
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I asked Moore about the Navy’s push toward more secrecy as to when ships are coming and going, and the Dynamic Force Employment concept, which will see ships leave port, only to return early from a deployment, and then head out again at an unpredictable time. Won’t that cause havoc in the push for more predictability he had been talking about?

“Operations come first,” he said. “There are ways we can incorporate the thought process of dynamic force employment and still give industry enough predictability.” But he recognized that the model of predictable unpredictability may be tough to square with the push on the back end for more predictability. “It’s something that the maintenance community is going to have to wrestle with,” he conceded. “We’re going to have to think our way carefully though this.”
 
quote of the day comes from
Arleigh Burke Program Manager: Flight III Production ‘On Track’
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... Capt. Casey Moton ... said the first construction contracts for the LSC could come as early as Fiscal Year 2023, or could be delayed until 2029.
 

localizer

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testing software for/training operators of Aegis while the warship would be underway, etc.:
Artificial Intelligence Could Speed Up Navy Training as New Tech is Rapidly Fielded
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they should proly reduce the personnel count so my cousin doesn't have to hot rack in those underwater tube prisons
 
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Friday at 7:58 AM
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Acting US defense secretary will review programs to cut for wall funding
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and
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More troops are
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with Mexico, Pentagon officials said on Friday. That brings the number deployed from the current 5,000 to about 6,000, even as the Pentagon considers
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to support the Border Patrol and build infrastructure. About 2,100 of the troops deployed currently are National Guard, the other 3,000 or so active-duty regulars.

While the troops will be on the move, it will still be “months” before the Pentagon can begin spending any of that money, even without the entanglements of multiple lawsuits already working their way through the court system.

A defense official speaking on the condition of anonymity told reporters at the Pentagon Friday that no money will be moving any time soon.

“We talking a matter of weeks for the [initial] assessment leading up to a decision” by acting Defense Secretary
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, the official said. “And we’re looking at months for the actual implementation to the point of construction — breaking ground. And we’re talking longer than months for the completion of the construction.”

That vague sketch of a timeline is as close as we’ve been able to come to understanding how long the process might take for the Pentagon to funnel military construction funds toward roads, fencing, and lighting along the southern border.

The $3.6 billion identified will not come from military family housing budgets, but would instead be pulled from “unawarded projects, recapitalization projects that update or replace existing structures,” the official said.

Asked what military construction projects could lose funding, the official said they would likely be pulled from projects slated to begin later in the fiscal year, and then only those that would have “minimal impact on readiness or operations.”

It is unclear what effect this might have on the
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— the money apparently would come from multiple fiscal years — and Pentagon officials have declined to comment on the subject. The Pentagon budget is slated to be released on March 11.

As for where things stand presently, the Joint Staff is studying an initial request from DHS outlining what kind of support it needs, after which Pentagon lawyers will have a go at it, followed by the Comptroller. If Shanahan then decides to move forward, the Army Corps of Engineers will be briefed. Only then will the Army start to coordinate with DHS how the Pentagon can help.

Then comes potentially the trickiest — and most political — part of the whole thing: The Pentagon will notify legislators of its plans to transfer funds, plans which
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could try to override.
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