Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program

The Columbia (SSBN-826) class program is a program to design and build a class of 12 new ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy’s current force of 14 aging Ohio-class SSBNs. The Navy has identified the Columbia-class program as the Navy’s top priority program. The Navy wants to procure the first Columbia-class boat in FY2021. Research and development work on the program has been underway for several years, and advance procurement (AP)funding for the first boat began in FY2017. The Navy’s proposed FY2021 budget requests$2,891.5 million (i.e., about $2.9 billion) in procurement funding, $1,123.2 million (i.e., about$1.1 billion) in advance procurement (AP) funding, and $397.3 million in research and development funding for the program  Purchase this Volume