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  • Main Title Navy Ohio Replacement (SSBN[X]) Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress


  • Author: O'Rourke, Ronald
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Naval Affairs


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2013-09-25


  • English


  • Content Description: This report discusses the Navy's plan to develop and design a class of 12 next-generation ballistic missile submarines, or SSBN(X)s, as replacements for the 14 Ohio class SSBNs currently in operation. The report explores certain related issues for Congress, including the affordability of the project and its potential impact on other Navy shipbuilding programs, alternatives to the program, and which shipyard or shipyards will build the proposed ships.
  • Physical Description: 51 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Weapons systems
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Submarines
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Ballistic missiles
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Shipbuilding
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Transportation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Navy -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense economics

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R41129
  • Accession or Local Control No: R41129_2013Sep25
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc227663