Spacecraft Operations - Running Costs

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Re: Spacecraft Operations - Running Costs

Postby Moppy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:01 pm

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:00 pm
phavoc wrote: Arleigh Burke is a class of warship. The USN doesn't keep designs static. Currently they are on Flight III of the design as of 2016, with the named class ship being launch in 1990. As the ships age they are pulled out of service and given modernizations to the current version - though it's not always a 100% modernization.
Agreed, obviously, but at a guess the crew quarters are not the first thing to be modernised?

I might even go out on a limb and guess that the crew quarters are basically unchanged? ... n-on-track

Probably unchanged, or possibly even more cramped. Displacement is up, and they are ran out of room to shove in the new radars and the air conditioners they require. Confirming also that the hull was strengthened to handle the extra weight.

Not mentioned in the article but a key feature of the upgrade is that it can engage regular targets simultaneously with ballistic missiles, which will be important as ballistic missiles become more common and precise. (Not sure on specifics but I understand they could do it before, but not simultaneously with aircraft and regular missiles).
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Re: Spacecraft Operations - Running Costs

Postby Condottiere » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:42 am


The others ones would be Sicily, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Diego Garcia, Singapore, Taiwan, Okinawa, Guam, Hawaii, Falklands, and presumably whatever artificial reef is rising in the South China Sea.

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