Dreadnought Class SSBN

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Cooper
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I wonder how the RN comes to a figure for the number of separate Female crew berths?

Do they expect an upper limit on the percentage of crew that will be female, you can't leave bunk space empty in anticipation of that figure being lower or higher and if the male & female berthing's are practically on top of each other anyway, what's the point. :?: :?: :?:

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I think the whole point is that they shouldn't be on top of each other!! :

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According to this Guardian article the UK's nuclear warhead stockpile is set to increase, or have the potential to increase, in size:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... e-cold-war

I wonder whether there are also plans to increase the number of tubes to sixteen.

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" We will not comment on speculation about the integrated review, which will be published on Tuesday.”

The subject matter (of the new warheads) relates to the 40s
- unfortunately the lead time is about 20 years
... taking the calculator out :)

The project plan and the critical path both look quite different, depending on whether the US is also working on it (they have the Triad) or we go it alone (we only have the Trident... which is an unfortunate misnomer as it is actually the missile. And the decision , for the 40s onward, is: with what to fill the tubes on the boats).
- a different missile?
- with a different warhead?
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Probable answer would be same new missile as the USN but retain UK designed warheads. It maybe the case the new missile uses the same bus as the Trident to save casts for the USN, who knows.

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written answers 15th March 2021. Trident Warhead.

https://questions-statements.parliament ... -10/166353

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Telegraph Article on the Dreadnought build.
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Dark humour in that article:

"it's obvious why Astute ran aground"
Yes - penny pinching; old Admiralty charts in use.

If the old boats can be retired at 37 (+?) years age when the Successors come in, then
... perhaps it is pound-stretching; will not allow for any delay in the change over, though
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Top stuff (as usual) by H I Sutton. This time about Dreadnought Class SSBN:
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First Submarine To Use New Stealth Technology
The Royal Navy’s new Dreadnought Class submarine promises to be the stealthiest yet. The first two boats, HMS Dreadnought and HMS Valiant, are already under construction. They are destined to take over Britain’s nuclear deterrent from the 2030s. They incorporate significant changes in the design compared to other types.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... echnology/

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A bit of cut and paste and bingo, Astute follow on ;)

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Think the UK can hold its own on sub tech/ ideas by the sounds of it, on a level with peers at the top only a few countries could match , Australia would get a cracker of a sub either us or uk tech

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