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Germany has designed and built the SA AR 6 CLASS CORVETTE. It is 295 feet long, with diesel engines and gas turbines, 1 oto melara 76 mm main gun [ with a programmed shell that travels 24 miles], 16 vertical launch cells for surface to air missiles, 2 typhoon weapons stations, and 40 cells for the C-Dome point defense system. It is in service with a proven design that works at 480 million dollars. INGALLS SHIPYARD built the SA AR 5 CORVETTE for Israel in the early 1990s. The admirals want to spend billions to repair LHD 6. The US NAVY will never get to 350 ships unless they build frigates and corvettes that have a proven design with weapons to defend itself. Say 3 billion for LHD 6 is spent and its only 1 ship. You build 6 SA AR 6 corvettes for that price. The BOB HOPE class ship at 950 feet can carry tanks, troops, etc. and is maintained by military sea lift command. They can activate their ships is 96 hours. They have other amphibious assault ships they can activate in 96 hours.
 
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