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Ohio replacement price drops $1bn

February 23rd, 2011 by David No Comments

The US Navy has shaved $1bn off the unit price of its replacement class of ballistic missile submarines for its current Ohio class boats.

The US Department of Defense wants $2bn in savings for each vessel, designed to replace the 18 Ohio class nuclear submarines in service.

The price tag of the SSBN(X) class is now $6bn per boat, down from $7bn, but the Pentagon wants to drive the cost down to $4.9bn, it has said.

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