The U.S. remains unequivocal about its number-one funding and development priority now and for coming years: replacement ships for its SSBN Ohio-class ballistic nuclear-missile fleet. But despite the effort and focus, Navy officials say, the program remains at risk. “In the long term beyond 2019, the end of the [proposed fiscal 20]15 FYDP [five-years-defense plan], I am increasingly concerned about our ability to fund the Ohio Replacement ballistic missile submarine program – our ...

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