Trident II System: Status and Reporting.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Trident system consists of submarines, missiles and associated weapon equipment, and shore support facilities. Trident I missiles have been or are being in stalled on the first eight submarines. Trident II missiles will be installed on the ninth and subsequent submarines and will eventually replace the Trident I missiles on the first eight submarines. The Trident II is to provide submarine ballistic missile forces with improved accuracy and a capability to destroy hard targets. The eventual cost of the Trident system is uncertain because the Department of Defense has not established the number of submarines and missiles to be acquired. GAO recommends that the department do so. GAO also recommends that the department change its reporting to the Congress as a means of better monitor costs and other aspects of the Trident system acquisition. Author
- Administration and Management
- Submarine Engineering
- Naval Surface Warfare
- Guided Missiles