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Donald Trump proposes cutting FFDO Program

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Seggy, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    Back up to 2 now according to the USCG website. They were down to 1. They have one heavy breaker and one medium breaker.
     
  2. MikeD

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    I thought they had 2 icebreakers for the arctics (1 heavy, 1 medium), and 1 heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes. Though I think you were only referencing the arctic ones.
     
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    A Life Aloft Well-Known Member

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  4. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    I was just going off their website, but maybe they were just referencing ocean going breakers.
     
  5. MikeD

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    That makes sense. Hopefully the new oceangoing ones expected to come into service in the 2020s happens.
     
  6. Lawman

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    But we are expanding the Navy's budget, so you could argue this would be a return to standard ops. Especially if they get more Hurricane or similar class patrol vessels so you aren't trying to use a DDG for a Frigate mission which is where the Navy is right now.


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    I'm thinking buggy whips are going to be the next big thing!
     
  8. trafficinsight

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    Don't call it a comeback
     

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