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SSGN-726 Ohio

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Coversion of SSBN

At an investment of about $400M/ship (not including replacement cores) the Navy would acquire a modified Trident capable of carrying 154 Tomahawk missiles as well as Special Forces.

One or more of the retiring Ohio class SSBNs might be modified to carry large VLS battery of Tomahawk, with each 40-foot-deep Trident missile tube replaced by cylinders containing seven Tomahawks apiece. One Trident SSGN would provide about an additional Battle Group's equivalent of Tomahawk cruise missiles during a crisis.

Trident SSGN also provides the CINCs and Battle Group commander a large SOF contingent (4 platoons) capable of carrying out a sustained and continuous level of effort of Special Forces missions. Each boat could carry up to 66 SEALs or other commandos, and a minisub currently under development would be affixed to the bow. However, there are not many missions in which such a large force of SEALs would play a significant role

The navy is going ahead with this plan

http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/ssgn-726.htm
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Our current Ohio entry can already fire Tomahawks and we don't support the special forces stuff. What are you looking to have for this unit? Just better stats and a greater missile capacity than the current Ohio sub?
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Well I was under the impression that the Ohio class SSBN is a ballistic missile sub that only carried the trident nuclear missiles, The new Ohio SSGN is basically a conventional missile carrier, with up to 154 Tomahawks on board that's alot of tomahawks. One ohio SSGN would provide about an additional Battle Group's equivalent of Tomahawk cruise missiles during a crisis.
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Our game engine does not make the destinction. If it has a missile capacity, it carries missile units that match it's platform type. There is a "max missile size", but ICBMs/SLBMs are the largest, so if it can fit SLBMs, it can fire any smaller sub launched missiles. The Tomahawks are marked as sub launchable.
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