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Secret Nuclear Redesign Will Keep U.S. Subs Running Silently

Postby Tom Dougherty » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:48 pm

The next generation SSBNs will feature electric drive:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/secret-sub-design/

This system cuts out potentially noisy direct mechanical connection to the drive train. If I recall, later Virginia SSNs were also planned to have electric drives...
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