Tag Archives: Columbia class

Wolfe: Modernized Trident Missiles Require Rigorous Testing As Navy Builds Columbia-Class

Wolfe: Modernized Trident Missiles Require Rigorous Testing As Navy Builds Columbia-Class

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) off the coast of California. US Navy Phot

The senior admiral directing the strategic systems program placed a strong emphasis on the rigorous testing of modernized Trident missiles to ensure their accuracy and reliability, as the Navy transitions from the Ohio-class to the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Read More

Navy Awards $9.47B Contract For First Columbia-Class SSBN, Advance Work On Second Boat

Navy Awards $9.47B Contract For First Columbia-Class SSBN, Advance Work On Second Boat

Artist’s rendering of the Columbia-class SSBN submarine. US Navy Image

This post has been updated to include additional comments on the contract award.

The Navy today awarded a $9.47 billion contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to officially start construction on the first ballistic-missile submarine in the Columbia class of SSBNs. Read More