“We know general specs….It [the SSBN(X)] must be able to take care of a crew and have oxygen, but the specifics of the power and weight and layout of all that will now happen as a result of this money being in the ’12 budget. We can rapidly move down that path.”
Adm. Joseph Mulloy, the Navy deputy assistant secretary for budget matters, commenting on the SSBN(X) fleet at a February 14 press conference.
Note: GSN’s Elaine Grossman has been doing some great reporting on the SSBN(X) program in recent months. Look for some more comments from NoH on the program in the near future.