New Attack Submarine: More Knowledge Needed to Understand Impact of Design Changes,
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Navy plans to spend 64 billion to acquire 30 New Attack Submarines NSSN over the next 18 years. According to the Navy, these purchases will allow it to maintain its force structure goals and the current submarine industrial base. As part of our efforts to assist in the oversight of major weapon systems acquisition programs, we reviewed 1 the status of the NSSN development program, 2 current information on the antisubmarine warfare threat, and 3 the Navys plans to model the NSSNS survivability. We are providing the results of our review for your use in oversight of the NSSN program.
- Submarine Engineering