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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

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

NEW YORK – The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to audit how well the U.S. Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering...
THE GAO WARNED that the U.S. Navy's cost estimates for the Columbia-Class submarine may rise due to unreliable cost estimates. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

U.S. nuclear-armed sub may cost more than Navy says, GAO warns

NEW YORK – The U.S. Navy may have to ask Congress to boost funding in fiscal 2021 to buy the first in its new...

Defense News: Faulty welding found in Columbia-class submarine missile tubes

PROVIDENCE – Faulty welding was discovered in several missile tubes that were built for the Columbia- and Virginia-class submarine programs, Defense News reported Tuesday. BWXT...
ELECTRIC BOAT will receive up to $20 million in incentives for its initiative to nearly double its square-footage in the Quonset Business park and hire 1,300 workers in Rhode Island as it scales up its workforce to build the Colombia-class submarine for the U.S. Navy. Above the Virginia-class submarine, which Electric Boat also produces for the Navy. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

State offers up to $20M for Electric Boat Quonset expansion, hiring...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat is expanding its Quonset facility and creating 1,300 jobs over the next decade, the company announced Thursday. As...
THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE said that the $128 billion Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarine appears to be underfunded and is at risk for increased costs and schedule delays. Above, U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen ride aboard a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat after participating in an International Special Operations Forces capacities exercise. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. Navy’s new sub risks blowing past $128B, GAO says

NEW YORK - The U.S. Navy underplayed the development risks posed by key technologies for its new $128 billion Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarine, the Government Accountability...
ELECTRIC BOAT won a $5.1 billion contract to continue work on the new Columbia-class submarine for the U.S. Navy. Above, a Virgina-class submarine. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat lands $5.1B contract for Columbia-class submarines

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $5.1 billion contract for integrated product and process development design completion for the...
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