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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced a partnership with the University of Connecticut and Electric Boat to form the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology, a new research center dedicated to advancing submarine technology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Submarine tech center launched by URI, UConn, Electric Boat

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology, a new research center dedicated to advancing submarine technology, will be co-led by University of...
THE NAVAL UNDERSEA Warfare Center has made its Virtual Submarine, above, available to innovators in industry and academia as a tool for developing, testing and rapid-prototyping undersea warfare technologies. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER

NUWC seeks partners on Virtual Submarine innovation

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport has made its Virtual Submarine available to innovators in industry and academia as a tool...
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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THE BLUEFIN SANDSHARK, pictured above, is an unmanned underwater vehicle developed by Bluefin Robots, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Mission Systems, and demoed at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS

General Dynamics demos Bluefin at ANTX 2017

NEWPORT – A team from General Dynamics Mission Systems and General Dynamics Electric Boat demonstrated the Bluefin Robotics line of unmanned underwater vehicles as...
MAKING CONNECTIONS: David DeQuattro, center, managing principal of RGB Architects in Providence, as well as a U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, believes veterans make for high-quality workers. Gina Anderson, job captain for RGB, and Richard Jackson, project manager, also served in the Air Force. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Companies look to hire vets for work ethic

For David DeQuattro, managing principal of Providence-based RGB Architects, hiring veterans to work at his architecture firm is important.“I’ve always been a big supporter...
Several R.I. businesses and government agencies announced an emergency disaster allaince for cooperation between public and private sectors in the lead up, during, and the aftermath of disasters in the state. /COURTESY RIABR

R.I. departments, companies to form Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience

PROVIDENCE - Several Rhode Island companies and government agencies have joined together to form the Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience, the R.I. Emergency...
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

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

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....
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