USS Columbia class SSBN, the Ohio Replacement

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    @bd popeye @Air Force Brat @Obi Wan Russell @Jura @asif iqbal @siegecrossbow @duncanidaho @Deino @Equation @Brumby Well, they are a ways out yet...but this is the first step.

    They will be exceptionally quiet...even more so than the Ohios. Which is why they cost so much. 12 boats with 16 tubes for Trident II D5s first, then the new missiles late in the 2020s.

    Yes, it is a reduction...but it will be more than enough. These subs have a much longer maintenance period so they will be able to be out there in numbers, possibly eight at a time if needed, to do their work of feterence.
     
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    "Pulling some of this construction ahead despite what on paper looks like more concurrency risk is what will allow the program to reach 11-percent completion before construction officially starts."
    etc. etc.:
    Navy: USS Columbia Will Have Most Complete Design Ever at Official Construction Start

    May 8, 2019 https://news.usni.org/2019/05/08/na...ed-design-ever-at-official-construction-start

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    Navy Columbia(SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress

    Updated June 24, 2019 https://assets.documentcloud.org/do...Columbia-SSBN-826-Class-Ballistic-Missile.pdf

    so let's wait and see what happens once the current program managers are gone
     
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