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The authors worked with panels of qualified scientists, defense experts, and naval officers to develop a concept of operation for a possible replacement platform, analyzing which military and scientific missions should have the highest priorities for their deep-diving research submarines.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Figures

  • Tables

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

    Acknowledgments

  • Acronyms

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    NR-1

  • Chapter Three

    Science

  • Chapter Four

    Military

  • Chapter Five

    Conclusions

  • Appendix A

    Agency Inputs

  • Appendix B

    Prior Studies

  • Appendix C

    CONOPs for NR-2 Military and Science Support Missions

  • Appendix D

    Submarine Design-Driving Capabilities Definitions

  • Appendix E

    Military Mission Profiles

  • Appendix F

    Hypsometry Data

  • Appendix G

    NR-2 Support Concepts of Operations

  • Appendix H

    Oceans Act of 2000

  • Chapter I

    Submarine Cable Infrastructure

  • Bibliography

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