Super sonic subs in US Navy future?

Daily Mail:

Undated handout image issued by BAE Systems of an artists impression of the submarines due to replace the Vangard-class boats which carry Trident missiles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 16, 2013. Defence bosses have revealed the first glimpse at the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent today, publishing the first artist's impression of the submarines due to replace the Vangard-class boats which carry Trident missiles. The image was included on the cover of the second annual report to MPs about developments in the Successor Submarine programme. The boats are designed to be amongst the stealthiest in the world and the image, created by the design team working on the new vessels, shows a submarine built with sweeping curves. In the report to MPs, the Ministry of Defence announced it had agreed two contracts worth a total of £79 million to BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines for initial work on the new vessels, which are due to be in service by 2028. See PA story DEFEN


Researchers at Penn State Applied Research Laboratory are developing a new system using a technique called supercavitation.
The design looks more like a rocket ship underwater that keeps a constant air bubble that allows the ultra fast speed.  It is based on the design the soviets used for a very fast torpedo.  The subs could cross the Atlantic in about an hour and the Pacific in about 100 minutes.  China is also developing similar subs.  The subs would certainly revolutionize naval warfare.

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