The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony on the Department of the Navy's shipbuilding development and procurement programs as reflected in the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 1998 and the Future Years Defense Program.
Addresses the post-Cold War use of traditional U.S. strategic nuclear forces (nuclear-armed long-range bombers, ICBMs, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles) from three perspectives: top-down, bottom-up, and policy.
A summary of an analysis comparing two approaches to future submarine production: (1) allowing production to shut down as currently programmed submarines are finished, then restarting it when more are needed, and (2) continuing low-rate production.
Compares the practicality and cost of two approaches to future submarine production: allowing production to shut down as currently programmed submarines are finished, then restarting it when more are needed, or continuing low-rate production.
Canada and the United States are paying more attention to underwater detection capabilities. In an era of extreme budget pressures, the two countries should examine options for working together to monitor subsurface activities.
This paper discusses both natural and man-made radioactivity in the marine environment. Radioactivity occurs naturally in both the sea water and in the ocean sediment. Radioactivity in the sea water is fairly uniform geographically and is dominated...
Among the factors which influence naval power are Navy composition (the types of ships in the navy); fleet assignments (the basic location of ships); fleet organization (the groupings of ships used); ship availability (the number of ships in various ...
Presents two fictionalized accounts of life at sea — one aboard a Soviet destroyer, the other aboard a Soviet submarine — based on articles that appeared in the open literature on the Soviet navy between 1973 and 1982.
Presentation of a method for converting ship construction weights from the Maritime Administration system to the Navy BuShips systems. The conversion system is devised to assemble and present, on a common basis, data from these different weight estim...
A discussion of the techniques of cost sensitivity analysis, illustrated by a hypothetical investigation of a system designed to protect the United States against submarine-launched ballistic missiles.