24 Oct '13, 8pm

Rear Adm. Dave Johnson sat down with @Militarydotcom to discuss the Ohio Replacement program.

The U.S. Navy is in the early phases of prototyping, building specs, and doing design work on its next generation nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine—the Ohio Replacement Program, service leaders said at the 2013 Naval Submarine League, Falls Church, Va. The new ship, slated for construction by 2021, will replace the existing fleet of Ohio Class submarines, a class of ballistic missile submarines. The service’s chief of naval operations approved the Capability Definition Document last year, leading to prototyping, design work and construction. “We’ll complete 161 ship spec sections this year needed to define the hull and mechanical and electrical systems. This early-stage work is critical to achieving a design that is 80-percent complete by construction’s start and producible with few design errors,” said Rear Adm. Dave Johnson, Program Executive Officer, Submarines....

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2013/10/24/ohio-replacement-submar...

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