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Warrior Maven Video Above: Navy Completes 26-percent of design drawings for Columbia-Class Submarines

By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven

The Navy has now completed at least one-fourth of the design drawings and begun further advanced work on systems such as a stealthy "electric drive" propulsion system for the emerging nuclear-armed Columbia-Class ballistic missile submarines -- as part of its strategy to engineer the quietest and least detectable submarine of all time.

The Columbia class is to be equipped with an electric-drive propulsion train, as opposed to the mechanical-drive propulsion train used on other Navy submarines.

“The electric-drive system is expected to be quieter (i.e., stealthier) than a mechanical-drive system,” a Congressional Research Service report on Columbia-Class submarines from earlier this year states.

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Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as a correspondent for Fox News and an anchor and on-air military specialist at CNN Headline News.


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