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Current Strategic Systems Programs Projects

Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) dates back to November 1955 when President Dwight Eisenhower directed Secretary of the Navy Charles Thomas to establish the Special Projects Office (SPO) to develop, design and test the first-ever fleet ballistic missile. In 1968, SPO became the Strategic Systems Project Office. The organization evolved again in 1984 to become the Strategic Systems Program Office, and in 1987 became present day Strategic Systems Programs.
SSP's demonstrated ability to move quickly in deploying the most advanced technologies in a tight time frame led to the organization taking on a new portfolio: conventional hypersonic weapons. In the Fall of 2018, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition established SSP's Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) program office. The CPS program is designing and developing premier non-nuclear weapon systems for land, surface, and submerged platforms to provide a multi-service conventional deterrent.
SSP is committed to supporting currently deployed operational weapons systems, including OHIO class SSBN, the TRIDENT II D5LE Strategic Weapons System, and the W-76/88 family of nuclear warheads. In the next decade, SSP will also develop the COLUMBIA and UK DREADNOUGHT Strategic Weapons System and advanced weapon capabilities in the TRIDENT II D5LE2 missile and W93/Mk7 warhead and reentry body assembly.
For additional information on SSP, go to the command website at: