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SSGN 726 Ohio
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Origin: United States of America
Parent System: SSBN 726 Ohio
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Description: The SSGN program calls for the conversion of the first 4 Ohio submarines to the SSGN tactical role. Each SSGN will be armed with 154 Tactical Tomahawk missiles and will be capable to accommodate up to 102 special operations troops and two ASDS mini-submarines. The SSGN submarines will provide land-attack capability, as well as infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces in enemy territory. Twenty-two out of 24 missile-tubes of each Ohio-submarine will accommodate a MAC container. Each MAC will contain up to 7 Tomahawk missiles. In addition, the US Navy hopes that MAC will be compatible with other missiles available in the near term. The remaining 2 missile-tubes will be used to accommodate the ASADS mini-submarines.
The SSBN 726 USS Ohio submarine will be operational as SSGN beginning in 2007. The SSBN 727 USS Michigan, SSBN 728 USS Florida and SSBN 729 USS Georgia have been scheduled for conversion but no in-service date has been released. The SSGN conversion program is worth $983 million and was initiated in September 2002. Electric Boat Corporation received a $149 million contract for conversion of USS Michigan from Ohio class ballistic submarine SSBN to Ohio class guided missile submarine SSGN on January 28, 2005. In October 2005 General Dynamics Electric Boat was awarded a $162 million contract in support of conversion of USS Georgia (SSBN 729) from a Trident ballistic-missile submarine into SSGN tactical strike-missile and special operations forces carrier. The conversion work on SSGN 729 was expected to be complete by September 2007. As of October 2005 the US Navy's SSGN program was valued at $1.4 with all options exercised.
All four SSGN submarines are slated for decommissioning by 2020.
SSGN 726 Ohio Specifications
Number of Vertical Launch Systems: 154
Torpedo Tubes: 4
Beam: 12.8 meter (42 foot)
Length: 171 meter (560 foot)
Max Operating Depth: 500 meter
Power: 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Top Speed Submerged: 12.9 mps (25 knot)
Service Life: 42 year
Displacement Submerged: 18,750 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 16,764 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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SSGN 726 Ohio News
There are 13 news between
22 Jan 2003 and 21 Jun 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011US Navy Selects Lockheed Martin to Provide Submarine Sonar Technology UpgradeFriday, June 11, 2010Four US Navy's SSGN Submarines Deployed SimultaneouslyFriday, May 7, 2010Russian Typhoon Subs to Remain Operational Armed with Cruise Missiles Through 2019Wednesday, April 30, 2008Advanced Seal Delivery System Demonstrates Submarine Mission CapabilityFriday, March 14, 2008US Navy Achieves Entine SSGN Class Submarines at Sea SimultaneouslyTuesday, August 21, 2007US Navy Recommends Raytheon Submarine Combat System for Fleet IntroductionTuesday, May 22, 2007USS Florida Conducts Successful Strike Operational Evaluation Launching TomahawksMonday, July 17, 2006Navy's SLIRBM First Stage Motor Successfully TestedThursday, June 8, 2006US Navy Pursuing Non Nuclear Ballistic MissilesWednesday, February 8, 2006First SSGN Re-Joins US Navy Fleet
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SSGN 726 Ohio Ship Listing
|SSGN 726|| USS Ohio||-||Oct 2007||2020|
|SSGN 727|| USS Michigan||-||2008||2020|
|SSGN 728|| USS Florida||-||2009||2020|
|SSGN 729|| USS Georgia||-||Aug 2009||2020|
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