Navy’s $128B nuclear sub project faces watchdog’s review

THE U.S. NAVY'S Columbia-Class Submarine project will be audited by the Pentagon’s inspector general on how well the Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
THE U.S. NAVY'S Columbia-class submarine project will be audited by the Pentagon’s inspector general on how well the Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
NEW YORK – The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to audit how well the U.S. Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system for its new $128 billion Columbia class of nuclear-armed submarines. An audit this early in the Navy’s top-priority program - at least 17 months before construction is scheduled to start on…

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