Navy Ohio Replacement (SSBN[X]) Ballistic Missile Submarine Program [electronic resource] : Background and Issues for Congress.

Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division.
[S.l] : [s.n.], 2012.
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Provides background on ballistic missile submarines, and highlights Navy plans to develop next-generation nuclear-powered SSBN(X) ballistic missile submarine class to replace its current force of 14 Ohio-class boats, which are also known as Trident submarines. Discusses two-year procurement deferral, plans to design SSBN(X) with 16 missile tubes rather than 20, and plans to procure fewer SSBN (X)s. Considers likelihood that Navy will reach $4.9 billion target cost, accuracy of Navy preliminary unit procurement cost estimate, program affordability and impact on other Navy shipbuilding programs, detailed design and nonrecurring engineering costs, and which shipyard or shipyards will build SSBN(X)s. Reviews legislative activity for FY2013.
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