Monday, March 18, 2013

SSN-775 to be nicknamed USS Midol?

"Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval operations, said the Navy is confident the Miami can be returned to service for $450 million, plus-or-minus $50 million." - recent Huffington Post

The updated cost range for rehabilitation of SSN-775 has officially crept back up to $500 million

Back in July of last year we  had noted, "2. Additional funds have been requested from Congress ($220 million more than the $400 million initially fed to journalists)."   Like everyone else familiar with DoD spending habits, we knew the final cost had to go up, and the rise cannot be over yet, unless...

Something dramatic (our June 2012 prediction regarding USS Miami) like reconfiguring USS Miami to berth women sailors:

"The Navy intends to repair the Los Angeles-class attack sub, which is based in Groton, Conn., with a goal of returning it to sea in 2015." - Huffington Post

Perhaps Juan Caruso's 2010 cartoon will have really been prophetic  (M-I-D-O-L :  M-I-A-M-I)  ...
 
Submarines are always silent and strange.

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