How to Build a Next Generation US Nuclear Submarine

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OPINION — The Navy is scheduled to begin construction next month on SSBN-826, to be named the USS Columbia, the first of 12 planned new, Columbia-class, strategic, ballistic missile submarines.

The Navy’s top shipbuilding priority, the $110 billion-dollar, Columbia-class program will provide the major number of thermonuclear warheads for the U.S. strategic deterrent well into the 2080s.

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