Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Tango Bravo News

Sorry for the light posting, but it's been a fairly eventful week (daughter's graduation, new lawn, car shopping, etc). But, tonight's my last night of work for the week, so expect more in the next few days, including a potentially big announcement that could radically alter the sub-blogosphere.
In submarine news, the Navy is finally spending some money on next generation submarine studies. The program, designated Tango Bravo, envisions what is probably the most radical re-thinking of submarine design since the advent of nuclear power. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out...

Going deep...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My former XO on the Miami, CDR Hasslinger is or has something to do with that program. He visited the SFO last year and we talked for awhile.
It will deal with a smaller boat, smaller crew, external propulsion, external UUV's and a host of radical changes including no hydraulic system.
It'll prollie run like a Pier Wolf for the first 10 years tho....haha.

5/28/2005 7:39 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Ninme -- Sub-blogosphere! That part of the blogsphere devoted to submarines! I coined the phrase, and no matter how much everyone else hates it, I'm keeping it!

5/29/2005 9:02 AM

Blogger Chap said...

I've seen people talking about it. Data points:

--Thermionic reactor mentioned by NR; they've done a little work on one.

--Sub numbers down down; Virginia originally Centurion / low cost boat; still same cost, high.

--Desire to dump lots of things into the water clandestinely.

I dunno if it'll ever get more than talking phase.

5/30/2005 9:27 PM


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