Navy considering expanding life cycles of some Ohio-class submarines to ease Columbia transition

By Aidan Quigley / July 7, 2021 at 3:18 PM
The Navy is weighing once again expanding the life cycles of some Ohio-class submarines as the service transitions to the Columbia-class nuclear submarine. Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, the Navy's director for strategic systems programs, said Wednesday at the 2021 Nuclear Triad Symposium that the Navy needs to ensure the Ohio-class submarines can make it through their 42-year service life, and perhaps longer. "We are looking at novel ways to make sure we can get those boats all the way through...

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