By Frank W. Lacroix, Irving N. Blickstein Frank W. Lacroix, RAND
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1957 (November 6): Secretary of the Navy requests CNO to accelerate Regulus II; CNO demurs. 1957: Decision to insert missile compartment into Scorpion. 1957: Keel laid, USS George Washington. 1958 (December): Regulus II cruise missile program terminated to free funding for the Polaris program. 1959 (December 30): USS George Washington commissioned. 1960: First Polaris missile launched successfully. 42 APPENDIX C: FORKS IDENTIFIED DURING INTERVIEWS BASING 1. Joint basing forward and then to the littoral in crises.
As it applies to the joint aviation platform, the Next-Generation Destroyer (DD [X]), and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). As the cost and longevity of platforms increase, designing them in a modular fashion becomes more important to more readily accept missions that will arise in the future— missions not even on the drawing board today. 11. Follow-On to Trident. Our strategic force of 14 Trident submarines has a projected life of 42 years. Therefore, some of these ships will reach the end of their service lives in the next 15 years, and it is time to begin thinking about their 24 replacement.
Operations Recognizing That the Navy Supports All Services. The operational Navy supports all services—that is, beyond the USMC, in such missions as sea basing. The Operational Navy’s Role in Homeland Defense. S. mainland. 28 Platforms Sea Basing. S. Army, USAF, and the Department of Homeland Security. Follow-On to Trident. This is a result of the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review. Transitioning the Aircraft Carrier to a Joint Aviation Platform. This will occur in a manner similar to the UK concept and involve multiple service/SOF support, UAVs, etc.