Accession Number : AD1011689

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

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke,Ronald

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Report Date : 05 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The Navys proposed FY2017 budget requests $773.1 million in advance procurement (AP) funding and $1,091.1 million in research and development funding for the Ohio replacement program (ORP), a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navys current force of 14 Ohio-class SSBNs. The Navy has identified the Ohio replacement program, also known as the SSBN(X) program, as the Navys top priority program. The Navy wants to procure the first Ohio replacement boat in FY2021, and the $773.1 million in AP funding requested for FY2017 represents the initial procurement funding for that boat.

Descriptors :   NAVAL BUDGETS , CONGRESS , SUBMARINES , COSTS , NAVY , Shipbuilding , Shipyards , CONSTRUCTION , Military procurement

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE