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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...
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Associates Corp. was one of 23 companies awarded a $794.5 million multiple-award contract for the advancement of its Unmanned Undersea Vehicles Family of Systems Development.

SEA CORP one of 23 companies awarded $794.5M NUWC multiple-award contract

MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. was one of 23 companies that earned a nine-year, combined $794.5 million multiple-award contract from the Weapons, Vehicles,...
NAVAL HONOR: Martha Merriwether, center, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s lead for data-program management, was awarded a U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award during a ceremony held at NUWC headquarters in Newport June 7. NUWC Newport Technical Director Ron Vien, left, and Don McCormack, executive director, Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers, present the award to Merriwether. 
 / COURTESY U.S. NAVY

Longtime Navy employee receives service award

MARTHA MERRIWETHER, the lead for data-program management for Naval Undersea ­Warfare Center Division Newport, was recently awarded a U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award...

Lessons from the flag

On June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress adopted a resolution that read: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be...

SENEDIA hosts invention showcase with U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists

NEWPORT – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance collaborated on a technology showcase with U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists May 24, the first...

Five Questions With: Clare King

All systems are go for textile-technology product manufacturer Propel to get its innovative “Steam Suit” onto U.S. Navy submarines. Nominated for a Secretary of...
PROGRAM TRAINERS: Fred Mattera, left, program director and trainer for the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island apprenticeship program for new crew members for the Rhode Island fishing fleet, with Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl. Knight is net-repair trainer for the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fishing apprenticeship program aimed at getting military veterans back to work

Veterans often face a host of challenges when returning to civilian life after military service. Among the biggest is entering and adjusting to the civilian...
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

Is the state making a good investment with its offer of...

The announcement earlier this month that the state was offering up to $20 million in tax incentives to General Dynamics Electric Boat to expand...
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...
RAYTHEON WAS AWARDED an $83 million contract to develop, test and deploy an autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle mine neutralization system that will be primarily developed in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ALASTAIR MILLER

Raytheon wins $83M contract for underwater mine neutralization project based in...

PORTSMOUTH – Raytheon Co. was awarded an $83 million contract to design, test and deploy the Barracuda mine neutralization system, mostly at the company’s...

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