n>According to a VT Halter press release, the vessels will be 460 feet in length, have a beam of 88 feet overall, and displace approximately 23,000 long tons. Their propulsion will be diesel-electric with more than 45,200 horsepower, and they will be capable of breaking ice between six- to eight-feet thick. They will accommodate 186 personnel comfortably for an extended endurance of 90 days. The unresolved question is, will these ships have the military capabilities their name implies?
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