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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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