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GDEB Unveils New Ohio Replacement (SSBN-X) Detailed Model at Sea-Air-Space 2015 Exposition
 
General Dynamics Electric Boat at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.
General Dynamics Electric Boat at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.
 
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Sea-Air-Space 2015 - GDEB SSBN(X)
 
 
 
GDEB Unveils New Ohio Replacement (SSBN-X) Detailed Model at Sea-Air-Space 2015 Exposition
 
General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.
     
General Dynamics Electric Boat at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.The new Ohio Replacement model showcased by GDEB at Sea Air Space 2015. The Virginia class model underneath is at the same scale showing the sheer size of the SSBN.
     
According to GDEB, the construction of 12 Ohio Replacement SSBNs starting in FY2021 supports recapitalization of the USA's sea-based strategic deterrent called for in the Defense Department's 2010 Nuclear Posture Review. Efforts to reduce the design, construction and life-cycle costs are a primary focus of the program. Development of the Common Missile Compartment, a joint development effort between the U.S. and U.K. for replacement SSBNs, is on track to support the construction schedules of boh countries.
     
General Dynamics Electric Boat at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.The Ohio Replacement SSBN will be fitted with an X Rudder and pump jet.
     
According to the US Navy, the mission of the Ohio Replacement will be Sea Based Strategic Deterrence:
Replacing Ohio SSBN class, rehosting TRIDENT II D5 (LE) missile system, providing the most survivable leg of the Nation's strategic triad.

Key facts of Ohio Replacement as provided by NAVSEA during Sea Air Space 2015:
» The Ohio Replacement is the US Chief of Naval Operations number one acquisition priority.
» SSBNs are critical, stabilizing and efficient elements of US Nuclear deterrence and reassurance.
» The current Ohio class SSBN force is reaching the end of its operational life and must be replaced to meet the continuing mission requirements of USSTRATCOM.
» The Ohio Replacement will perform the same mission of today's Ohio class with two fewer ships at $40B in acquisition and life-cycle savings.
» The Ohio Replacement is being designed to have a longer service life, better availability and better survivability than their predecessors.
     
General Dynamics Electric Boat at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.Navy Recognition understands the two "tube" like shapes at the stern of the SSBN are two reelable towed arrays.
     
Main Characteristics:
Number of submarines: 12
Length: 560 feet
Diameter: 43 feet
Speed: 20+ knots
Depth: >800 feet
Service life: ~42 years
Missile tubes: 16
Weapon system: TRIDENT II D5 (LE) and Mark 48 torpedoes
Propulsion: Electric drive
Submerged Displacement: 20,810 long tons
Crew: 155 mix gender (15 Officers, 20 Chiefs, Enlisted 120)
     
General Dynamics Electric Boat at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition is showcasing for the first time a detailed Ohio Replacement scale model. The Ohio Replacement design maximizes commonality with the existing Ohio and Virginia classes to reduce risk and cost.