Double Duty: Shipyards Building Two Submarine Classes Simultaneously
26 Jul 2022
The design and construction of the next ballistic missile submarine entails addressing a host of unprecedented challenges for the Navy, according to service officials and experts.
The estimated $15.2 billion price tag for the first boat, a lack of skilled labor, supply chain concerns and a tight timetable are key hurdles. The Trident submarines it would replace are going to be pressed into service for years after their initial projected life expectancy.