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    Re: Navy scrapping touchscreen controls on destroyers after deadly collisions: report

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    Touch screens are stupid for navigation anyway. I can just seem in war, shrapnel taking out all touchscreens. What do you do then?

    We still need manual, robust, steering, throttles, etc.
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    Re: Navy scrapping touchscreen controls on destroyers after deadly collisions: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Touch screens are stupid for navigation anyway. I can just seem in war, shrapnel taking out all touchscreens. What do you do then?

    We still need manual, robust, steering, throttles, etc.
    On some ships I think they have secondary backup bridges.
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