About Cdr. Michael J. Dobbs, USN (Retired)

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The Incredible Shrinking SSBN(X)

The Incredible Shrinking SSBN(X)


ssbnProceedings, June 2012
There is vigorous debate concerning the affordability of replacing the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs), which are set to begin retiring in 15 years. Originally projected to cost $7.7 billion per unit, concern is growing that the “SSBN(X)” future follow-on submarine would crowd out funding necessary to modernize the rest of the Fleet.