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Navy Nuclear-Powered Surface Ships: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress
Ronald O’Rourke (au)
Contents: (I) Introduction and Issue for Congress; (II) Background: Nuclear and Conventional Power for Ships; Nuclear and Conventional Power in Brief; Nuclear Power for a Surface Combatant; U.S. Navy Nuclear-Powered Ships; Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program; Current Navy Nuclear-Powered Ships; Earlier Navy Nuclear-Powered Cruisers; Initial Fuel Core Included in Procurement Cost; CG(X) Cruiser Program; The Program in Genera; Reactor Plant for a Nuclear-Powered CG(X); Construction Shipyards; Nuclear-Capable Shipyards; Surface Combatant Shipyards; Recent Navy Studies for Congress; 2005 Naval Reactors Quick Look Analysis; 2006 Navy Alternative Propulsion Study; (III) Potential Issues for Congress: Cost; Development and Design Cost; Procurement Cost; Total Life-Cycle Cost; Operational Effectiveness; Operational Value of Increased Ship Mobility; Potential Other Operational Advantages of Nuclear Power; Ship Construction; Shipyards; Nuclear-Propulsion Component Manufacturers; Ship Maintenance and Repair; Crew Training; Port Calls and Forward Homeporting; Environmental Impact; (IV) Potential Options for Congress; (V) Legislative Activity for FY2010; FY2010 Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 2647/S. 1390); House; Senate; FY2010 DOD Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3326); House and Senate. Tables.
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