Department of the Navy Amended FY 1992/FY 1993 Biennial Budget Estimates. Justification of Estimates Submitted to Congress January 1992. Operation and Maintenance, Navy: Budget Activity 1: Strategic Forces, Budget Activity 2: General Purpose Forces, Budget Activity 3: Intelligence and Communications; Budget activity 4: Airlift and Sealift
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The Navys mission in the Strategic Forces program area is to provide an undersea strategic mission launch capability which will ensure that the United States maintains a credible and survivable deterrent to nuclear war. The Navys strategic deterrent force will consist of twenty-nine nuclear submarines SSBNs in FY 1992 and twenty-four submarines SSBNs in FY 1993. SSBN forces covered include the POSEIDON, TRIDENT I C-4 and TRIDENT II D-5 SSBNs deployed worldwide. The submarines provide the launch platforms of four submarine tenders, one launch area support ship, related service craft, and four ships chartered from the Military Sealift Command MSC. Funding for the operation of the SSBNs and support ships is included under the Ship Operations program.
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