Navy sub’s overheating motor first glitch in $126 billion system

THE FIRST KNOWN GLITCH in a $126 billion nuclear-armed submarine program was disclosed by a key U.S. lawmaker this week and confirmed by the Navy, which said it has fixed the problem. Electric Boat has been tasked with creating common missile compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine. Above, a Virginia-class submarine as built by Electric Boat./ COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
THE FIRST KNOWN GLITCH in a $126 billion nuclear-armed submarine program was disclosed by a key U.S. lawmaker this week and confirmed by the Navy, which said it has fixed the problem. Electric Boat has been tasked with creating common missile compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine. Above, a Virginia-class submarine as built by Electric Boat. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
NEW YORK - The first known glitch in a $126 billion nuclear-armed submarine program -overheating of a prototype motor - was disclosed by a key U.S. lawmaker this week and confirmed by the Navy, which said it has fixed the problem. The flaw in the main propulsion motor was discovered earlier this year, the Navy said in…

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