Navy Trident Submarine Conversion (SSGN) Program: Background and Issues for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The FY2006 budget completed the funding required in the Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy SCN account for the Navys program to refuel and convert four Trident ballistic missile submarines SSBNs into cruise-missile-carrying and special operations forces SOF support submarines SSGNs. The first two converted SSGNs reentered service in 2006 the other two are scheduled to reenter service by late-2007. The total estimated cost of the four-boat conversion program is about 4.0 billion. This report will be updated as events warrant.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Submarine Engineering