Category Archives: Submarine Forces

PEO Subs Would Like Virginia Payload Modules on All Block V Subs; Decision Set For December

PEO Subs Would Like Virginia Payload Modules on All Block V Subs; Decision Set For December

Virginia-class attack submarine Minnesota (SSN-783) under construction in 2012. US Navy Photo

Virginia-class attack submarine Minnesota (SSN-783) under construction in 2012. US Navy Photo

The Program Executive Office for Submarines would like to see the Virginia Payload Module built into all its Block V subs from a warfighting perspective but will have to verify that doing so will not hurt ongoing Virginia sub construction or upcoming Ohio Replacement Program construction.. Read More

Navy Preparing for Next-Generation Attack Submarine SSN(X) Decisions in 2024

Navy Preparing for Next-Generation Attack Submarine SSN(X) Decisions in 2024

Sailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN-785) at Naval Station Norfolk on Aug. 1, 2015. US Navy photo.

Sailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN-785) at Naval Station Norfolk on Aug. 1, 2015. US Navy photo.

Though the Virginia-class attack submarine program (SSN-774) is still going strong, delivering boats ahead of schedule and below original cost estimates, the Navy needs to start planning the next generation of attack submarines soon, according to the program executive office for submarines. Read More

Ohio Replacement Program Setting Technical Baseline, Preparing for RFP Release

Ohio Replacement Program Setting Technical Baseline, Preparing for RFP Release

USS Maryland (SSBN-738) transits the Saint Marys River.

USS Maryland (SSBN-738) transits the Saint Marys River.

This post has been corrected to reflect that the upcoming Ohio Replacement Program request for proposals will cover only detail design, not detail design and construction of the first two ships as PEO Subs executive director George Drakeley originally said.

The Navy will set the technical baseline for the Ohio Replacement Program ballistic missile submarine next week and lay out a process to keep design changes and cost increases in the Navy’s next nuclear ballistic missile submarine to a minimum. Read More

Undersea Warfare Directorate Looking To Increase Dominance Through Key Investments

Undersea Warfare Directorate Looking To Increase Dominance Through Key Investments

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) transits into formation during a photo exercise as a part of Exercise Malabar 2015 on Oct. 16, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) transits into formation during a photo exercise as a part of Exercise Malabar 2015 on Oct. 16, 2015. US Navy photo.

The new director of undersea warfare (OPNAV N97) is looking to extend the Navy’s asymmetrical advantage by investing in longer-range targeting, electromagnetic warfare tools and other capabilities to help submarine forces operate effectively into the future. Read More