US media: In order to reach the number of 66 ships as soon as possible, the US Navy is required to try to make the old submarines last for a few more years


2021-11-25: [Article Link] Reference News Network reported on November 25 that the US "Forbes" biweekly website published an article entitled "In order to maintain underwater strength, the US Navy plans to extend the service time of old submarines" on November 22. The author is David Axis. Full-text excerpts are as follows: The U.S. Navy has developed a plan to solve the biggest problem that may face in the next 10 years: the old attack nuclear submarine whose hull and reactor have been in dilapidated capacity will be decommissioned on a large scale. In theory, the solution is simple: extend the service period of some old submarines. But simplicity doesn't mean it's easy to do. Major General Doug Perry, who is in charge of the U.S. Navy's underwater equipment needs, outlined the plan at a seminar in Virginia last week. Perry said that he believes that some of the 28 old Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines of the US Navy can be extended for at least a few more years of service. This extension period can at least meet one or two frontline deployments. Extending some of the Los Angeles-class service time could keep the U.S. Navy's attack-type nuclear submarine power above 50 during the 20s, then the new Virginia-class nuclear submarine will expand the size of the US Navy's "underwater fleet" to at least 66, the lowest number recognized by the two US administrations since 2016. The US Navy's attack nuclear submarine is one of the most powerful ships in the world. They have (underwater) stealth submarine capabilities, are equipped with torpedoes and missiles, and can sail alone and launch attacks at any time.


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US media: In order to reach the number of 66 ships as soon as possible, the US Navy is required to try to make the old submarines last for a few more years


2021-11-25: [Article Link] Reference News Network reported on November 25 that the US "Forbes" biweekly website published an article entitled "In order to maintain underwater strength, the US Navy plans to extend the service time of old submarines" on November 22. The author is David Axis. Full-text excerpts are as follows: The U.S. Navy has developed a plan to solve the biggest problem that may face in the next 10 years: the old attack nuclear submarine whose hull and reactor have been in dilapidated capacity will be decommissioned on a large scale. In theory, the solution is simple: extend the service period of some old submarines. But simplicity doesn't mean it's easy to do. Major General Doug Perry, who is in charge of the U.S. Navy's underwater equipment needs, outlined the plan at a seminar in Virginia last week. Perry said that he believes that some of the 28 old Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines of the US Navy can be extended for at least a few more years of service. This extension period can at least meet one or two frontline deployments. Extending some of the Los Angeles-class service time could keep the U.S. Navy's attack-type nuclear submarine power above 50 during the 20s, then the new Virginia-class nuclear submarine will expand the size of the US Navy's "underwater fleet" to at least 66, the lowest number recognized by the two US administrations since 2016. The US Navy's attack nuclear submarine is one of the most powerful ships in the world. They have (underwater) stealth submarine capabilities, are equipped with torpedoes and missiles, and can sail alone and launch attacks at any time.


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.