WOLVERINE ZCC & SEAWOLF DEPLOYMENT STUDY
THE CHANGEOVER TO ZCC DESTROYERS - HOW MUCH?
This costing exercise (feasibility study) is at this stage very basic and simply to give navies a ballpark figure for world naval coverage and first strike supremacy. The figures below are for 4,440 SAM missiles and 444 torpedoes in active service, making a total of $ 6.88 billion dollars. To upgrade the fleet to 6,660 SAMs and 666 torpedoes, the defence bill rises to $ 8.66 billion. That equates to one Seawolf class submarine ($2B) and one Nimitz class aircraft carrier ($6.2B).
The ultimate accessory will be the addition of a nuclear tipped intermediate range (cruise) missiles for each of the 222 operational ZCCs suggested as a minimum effective force. That ballpark study is to follow, where the modifications to each ZCC have to be considered as part of a redesign exercise.
At present the US operates 10 Nimitz class aircraft carriers, with the new Gerald Ford class estimated to cost around $13.5 billion a piece - for a bill of $135 billion dollars. Then there is the cost of provisioning and training the crew and decommissioning of the ships at the end of their service life.
The question is, for how long can navies continue to squander tax dollars on such pollution emitting behemoths that cannot possibly match the firepower of the nimble ZCC robot warship network. And, certainly cannot compete is terms of operational costs.
DEPLOYMENT ZONES - Wolverine ZCC operations as a basic deployment to give a robotic navy the ability to sink every nuclear submarine and every aircraft carrier that is afloat on the oceans today. Total projected cost for such capability is under $10 billion US dollars.
LINKS & REFERENCE
HMS Astute 1st of Class
HMS Vanguard- Trident
INS Sindhurakshak - explosion & sinking
Lusitania - Torpedo attack
Predator - Covert submarine hunter/killer
Seawolf - Autonomous wolf pack deployment of Predator mini-subs
U20 - Kapitan Leutnant Walther Schwieger
USS Bluefish WWI submarine
USS Bluefish - Nuclear submarine
USS Nautilus - 1st nuclear submarine & subsea north pole passage
FICTION Operation Neptune - An advanced nuclear submarine is hijacked by environmental extremists intent on stopping pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. The extremists torpedo a number of oil wells as part of a campaign to cause energy chaos, with bigger plans to come. If you enjoyed Under Siege or The Hunt for Red October, this is a must for you.
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