Navy to consider service extensions for select Ohio-class subs

By Nick Wilson / November 1, 2022 at 5:38 PM
The Navy will consider extending the lifespan of specific Ohio-class submarines in an effort to reduce risk as it transitions from these legacy vessels to the next generation of ballistic missile submarines, according to service leaders. Speaking Tuesday at the Naval Submarine League Symposium, Rear Adm. Scott Pappano, the Program Executive Officer for Strategic Submarines, said the Navy may choose up to five Ohio-class submarines for 36-month service extensions. “The riskiest period during the transition is in the 2030s as...

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