The U.S. Submarine Production Base: An Analysis of Cost, Schedule, and Risk for Selected Force Structures: Executive Summary

The U.S. Submarine Production Base: An Analysis of Cost, Schedule, and Risk for Selected Force Structures: Executive Summary

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In January 1993, the OSD asked RAND to compare the practicality and cost of two approaches to future submarine production: (1) allowing production to shut down as currently programmed submarines are finished, then restarting it when more are needed, and (2) continuing low-rate production. This report is a summary of RAND’s analysis, the results obtained, and the associated uncertainties. A full report appears in MR-456-OSD.