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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...
THE NEWLY EXPANDED "Whales Today" exhibit at the New Bedford Whaling Museum features the equipment and research of William Watkins, left, and William Schevill, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, who conducted marine bioacoustics research with the U.S. Navy’s Underwater Sound Laboratory between the 1940s and 1990s. / COURTESY NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM

NUWC partners with New Bedford Whaling Museum on new exhibit

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport has teamed with the New Bedford Whaling Museum on a new exhibit to explore the...
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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Five Questions With: Kelly Mendell

Kelly Mendell is president of MIKEL Inc. in Middletown. An industrial engineer, she talks about the work the company does for the U.S. Navy,...

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