Accession Number:

ADA285905

Title:

Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The Navys plans to incorporate lessons learned from prior submarine programs, particularly the Seawolf SSN-21 program into the design and construction of the NSSN, a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine were assessed. Several factors make the NSSN both an excellent opportunity and a challenge for the Navy to control acquisition costs and to improve the quality of the design and construction process. These factors are 1 a reduced antisubmarine warfare threat 2 the U.S. defense budget, which has been more tightly constrained each year and 3 the early stages of the NSSN acquisition cycle, which allow an agency to apply lessons of past programs to future programs. The NSSNs missions include battlegroup support, covert strike warfare, covert intelligence, special warfare, covert mine warfare, antisubmarine warfare, and antisurface warfare operating in both open ocean and littoral coastal areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE