Photo Shows That U.S. Submarines Still Have Stealth Problems

Photo Shows That U.S. Submarines Still Have Stealth Problems
U.S. Navy photo by MCS Jimmy Ivy III

One of the U.S. Navy's latest fast attack submarines, the USS Colorado, recently returned from its maiden deployment. Homecoming photos show that large sections of the stealth coating have come off.

This issue is not new. Last September a whistleblower accused a U.S. shipbuilder of falsifying quality tests on the stealth coating. Whether or not quality control is an issue, the coatings are evidently still falling off.

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