How the US Navy plans to make its future attack submarine into an ‘apex predator’

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 …

















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