The Air Force
could pair up with the Navy on a common ballistic missile concept, which if
used on the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine, would aid the
Navy in reducing cost, according to Rear Adm. Terry Benedict, the Navy's
strategic systems director. At the Naval Submarine League's annual symposium
this week, Benedict said the concept was one of several alternatives the
services could choose. Benedict recently flew to Barksdale Air Force Base, LA,
to discuss collaboration possibilities with the head of Air Force Global Strike
Command, Lt. Gen. James Kowalski.
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