US Navy officials are getting ready to start designing the service’s future attack submarines.
They plan to take design elements from the Navy’s current submarine fleet and combine them in a new boat.
The result will be what one of the Navy’s top submarine officers calls “the ultimate apex predator.”
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US Navy officials are already laying the groundwork for the next generation of nuclear-powered attack submarines, drawing on the current fleet to develop a fearsome new boat.“We are looking at the ultimate apex predator for the maritime domain,” Vice Adm. Bill Houston said of the new program at a Navy League event in July. Houston is now the head of Naval Submarine Forces, Submarine Force Atlantic, and Allied Submarine Command.The …