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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Admiral: Crimea Proves Nuclear Subs Still Needed

Ohio class SSBNNavy leaders said Monday the U.S. can't afford to delay the Ohio-class submarine Replacement Program as China and Russia continue to develop new nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines.

"There are two countries on the planet today with a new SSBN in the water and sea based missiles being flight tested. Neither of those countries are the United States – they are China and Russia," Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, director of undersea warfare, said at the Sea, Air and Space Exposition here.

"Who would have thought, five years ago, that Russia would not be participating in the G8 summit?" he asked the audience.

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