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So I joined and the local shipyard launched the new ship.

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Salutations everyone! I just started playing and though I should share with you the latest addition to the US navy. I leave right in front of the river and shipyard so here you go the USS ZUMWALT - DDG 1000

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good thing they posted pictures of the ship online... now the bad guys will know what to shoot at when they see something like that in the open waters... well at least it has a railgun so the badguys will probably be dead before they even see the darn thing... at least they wont see how ugly the ship is when they are getting blown up by it.

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As a Mainer, this is cool, and I'm excited and what not.

 

As someone who loves the military, the DDG 1000 and the F-35 are probably the 2 most tangible examples I can think of to demonstrate how jacked up the US military is becoming. The DDG-1000, presumably a bit better than an Arleigh Burke, but so costly we're only getting 3. To be honest, unless those ships are absolutely epic, we're almost certainly worse off with the 3 DDG-1000s than we would be with Arleigh Burkes of the same cost. Then the F-35, which is intended to be the budget version of an F-22. It's supposed to be a much, much cheaper aircraft that is almost as capable. Instead, it is a more costly, less capable aircraft. Frankly, I think the US would be better off without the F-35 or DDG-1000.

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As a Mainer, this is cool, and I'm excited and what not.

 

As someone who loves the military, the DDG 1000 and the F-35 are probably the 2 most tangible examples I can think of to demonstrate how jacked up the US military is becoming. The DDG-1000, presumably a bit better than an Arleigh Burke, but so costly we're only getting 3. To be honest, unless those ships are absolutely epic, we're almost certainly worse off with the 3 DDG-1000s than we would be with Arleigh Burkes of the same cost. Then the F-35, which is intended to be the budget version of an F-22. It's supposed to be a much, much cheaper aircraft that is almost as capable. Instead, it is a more costly, less capable aircraft. Frankly, I think the US would be better off without the F-35 or DDG-1000.

 

   ​The whole idea is to have a manufacturing process in the works, so that if a large scale need becomes present, the process doesn't have to be started from scratch.  Am hesitant to comment further.  An example would be no one knowing how to roll super thick face hardened steel plate anymore, like Krupp was so well known for.

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Bath Iron Works and Lockheed Martin aren't going to stop knowing how and being able to build ships and airplanes if we get them building more sensible ones. 

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Bath Iron Works and Lockheed Martin aren't going to stop knowing how and being able to build ships and airplanes if we get them building more sensible ones. 

 

​True dat bro.  I grew up in the day of the $703.00 ashtray and the $475.00 hammer.  I hear ya....  

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Bath Iron Works and Lockheed Martin aren't going to stop knowing how and being able to build ships and airplanes if we get them building more sensible ones. 

 

Well no, but they would devote their manufacturing facilities to other economic activity should the government contracts cease, or sell them entirely. I don't mind developing new classes of ships and airplanes to advance forward and keep the fleet operational, ships have life spans that no amount of refits can solve. Do they need to be so costly? That is a different question.  

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Hello and greetings, fellow old man. Apparently.

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Meh.  As a former member of the Navy, who exactly is the admiral who is going to place his career on the line and send one of these into harms way?  The all powerful 'railgun' hasn't even been built yet and no one even knows if the new DDG will even be able to mount the final version when it is expected to enter service after testing...  in 2030...  And given the state of maintenance of the rest of the fleet, the Zumwalt will likely be in port often and for very long periods of time, the Navy just isn't what it used to be.  Grumpy salty old man rant over, you can return to looking at something shiny again.

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Meh.  As a former member of the Navy, who exactly is the admiral who is going to place his career on the line and send one of these into harms way?  The all powerful 'railgun' hasn't even been built yet and no one even knows if the new DDG will even be able to mount the final version when it is expected to enter service after testing...  in 2030...  And given the state of maintenance of the rest of the fleet, the Zumwalt will likely be in port often and for very long periods of time, the Navy just isn't what it used to be.  Grumpy salty old man rant over, you can return to looking at something shiny again.

 

 

I totally agree with you.

My oldest son is in the Navy now. From what he has told me I am shocked by how bad maintenance for our ships are! I would have by now start sending letters and making phone calls to "people" but have not because do not want my son to get into trouble. He does not leave the Navy for another year! I hope and pray that the next administration will increase spending for the military, especially for MAINTENANCE! When my son leaves service I plan to follow thru..Of course don't expect to have much impact but they are going to hear from me!

 

 

God Bless the United States Navy!

 

 

God Bless the United States of America!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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