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                             SUBFOR

•   71 Submarines (53 SSN, 4 SSGN, 14 SSBN)
•   We are:
    – Forward in sensitive areas and usually independent operations
    – Covert unless we choose otherwise
    – Rotational – but can surge for crisis
    – Leverage our People – 7% of Naval Personnel, ~1/3 of warships
    – Leader of the Free World Submarine Force




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             Current Submarine Classes
                                               Ohio class
                                               Length: 560 feet, Beam: 42 feet
                                               Displacement: Approximately
                                               18,750 tons submerged
                                               Speed: 25+ knots


                            Los Angeles class
                            Length: 360 feet, Beam: 33 feet
                            Displacement: Approximately 6,900 tons submerged
                            Speed: 25+ knots




                            Seawolf class
                            Length: 353 feet, Beam: 40 feet
                            Displacement: approximately 9,100 tons submerged;
                            Speed: 25+ knots




                            Virginia class
                            Length: 377 feet, Beam: 34 feet
                            Displacement: Approximately 7,800 tons submerged
                            Speed: 25+ knots
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                                         SUBFOR TODAY
               Bangor, WA                                                                  Groton, CT
        COMSUBGRU-9 /                                                                    COMSUBGRU-2
       COMSUBGRU Trident
        SUBDEVRON-5 (3)                                                                 SUBDEVRON-12 (5)
          SUBRON-17 (5)           Bangor, WA                                              SUBRON-2 (6)
                                                                       Groton, CT
         SUBRON-19 (3/2)                                                                  SUBRON-4 (7)

                                                                                    Norfolk, VA
                                  San Diego, CA                Norfolk, VA
                                                                                    COMSUBFOR
      Pearl Harbor, HI                                Kings Bay, GA                 SUBRON-6 (4)
         COMSUBPAC
                                                                                    SUBRON-8 (3)
         SUBRON-1 (6)
         SUBRON-3 (5)        San Diego, CA         Kings Bay, GA
         SUBRON-7 (6)        SUBRON-11 (6)         COMSUBGRU-10
                                                  SUBRON-16/20 (2/6)



                                                                                 SUBFOR Manpower
                                                                             Total: 23,210
                Guam                  FORCE STRUCTURE
                                                                             Officer: 2,186 AC + 467 RC
           SUBRON-15 (3)           53 – SSNs (31/22) PAC/LANT
                                    4 – SSGNs (2/2)                          Enlisted: 17,249 AC + 1,093 RC
                                   14 – SSBNs (8/6)                          Civilian: 1,616
                                                                             Contractor: 537
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Data: May 09
                           Today’s Global Challenges

• China
   - Growing regional ambitions
   - Resolution of Taiwan issue
   - Military modernization
• North Korea
   - Nuclear weapons development
   - Regime stability
• Iran
   - Nuclear program
• GWOT
• Piracy
   - Asia and Africa
• War on Drugs
• Growing number of modern submarines          Countries with Submarines
   – 40 Countries with over 400 Submarines




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Strike              Strategic Deterrence      ASW




SOF                                            ISR
                   Submarine Force
                      Missions

ASUW                 Counter Drug Ops      Mine Warfare




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                   SOF Insertion




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               Going Where Others Can’t




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                   SSGN




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                  OHIO SSGN Capabilities
•    Dry Deck Shelter, Lock Out Chambers, TOMAHAWKs
•    A-RCI & AN/BYG-1 Combat Control System TI-04 — APB 04
•    Photonics Mast with Integrated Submarine Imaging System
•    Reconfigurable Battle Management Center with
     Small Combatant Joint Command and Control
•    Common Submarine Radio Room
•    AN/BLQ-10 Electronic Warfare System
•    MK 48 Mod 7 ADCAP CBASS
•    ASDS Capable by mid-deployment




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                             Virginia Class
                             DDS Capable
        ASDS Capable           Logistic
                             Plug Trunk         Lockout
     Logistic Escape Trunk                       Trunk                    Universal
                                                                         Modular Masts


Propulsor                                                 Fly By Wire
                                                          Ship Control
                                                                                   Sail
                                                                                  Array
                                                                                          Sonar
                                                                                          Sphere




     Towed Arrays




                             Wide Aperture
                             Array Panels                                            High Frequency
                                                                                       Chin Array


                                       Reconfigurable
                                                                                    12 Vertical
                                       Torpedo Room              SOF Command       Launch Tubes
                                                                    Station
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         Virginia Class Bow Redesign




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                     Strategic Deterrence




6 SSBNs always at sea
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