Originally Posted by c/Commander
The problem with the nuclear cruiser concept is that an aircraft carrier reactor is too big, but a submarine reactor is too small - leaving us with the development costs of a new series of reactors.
It is not a problem, the US can design a reactor to fit the Navies needs. It has all ready been done.
USS CGN-9 Long Beach
DLGN/CGN-25 Bainbridge (My Avatar)
New US aircraft carriers are getting more powerful reactors to accommodate increased power needs such as the electromagnetic catapults.