RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 47651020 LA English T1 A concept of operations for a new deep-diving submarine A1 LaCroix, F. W., United States., Navy., National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), PB Rand PP Santa Monica, CA YR 2001 SN 0833030450 9780833030450 083303166X 9780833031662 AB By 2012, the reactor on the U.S. Navy's only deep-diving research submarine will be exhausted, making it necessary to either refuel the reactor or replace the submarine. If the Navy opts for a new submarine, what capabilities should it retain and what capabilities should be added? What would be its most important missions and what would be required for it to perform those missions? In this report, the authors worked with panels of qualified scientists, defense experts, and naval officers to develop a concept of operation for a possible replacement platform, analyzing which military and scientific missions should have the highest priorities. The authors conclude by offering a list of the highest-priority missions and two design concepts that would best be able to achieve them.