While the U.S. Navy has completed the conversion of four Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines into SSGN Trident boats, questions remain about the funding and potential use of the transformed vessels, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). For example, Congress could question whether the Navy adequately funded programs for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and other advanced payloads so as to take full advantage of the SSGNs’ large ...
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