What Does Spending $2.4 Billion On A Submarine Get You?

September 1, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

America’s Virginia Class Submarines cost $2.4 billion each, take five years to build, and are so advanced that so far there are only nine in service. Walter Hickey and Robert Johnson described some of the features of the submarine. Highlights of their report include:

  • The food served on the submarine is of extremely high quality. This is meant to offset the depressive effects of…living on a submarine.
  • The ‘periscope’ is a high-tech digital system that projects onto computer screens, allowing more than one person to see what’s happening.
  • The submarine was designed to have mini-submarines within it that could “fire” Navy SEALS for underwater stealth missions.
  • The submarine has a top speed of 32 mph while submerged.

Check out all 28 points here.

Source: Business Insider

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