Workers stand pose for a photo in the four-tube “quad-pack” built for the U.S. Ohio Replacement-class and U.K. Successor-class. General Dynamics Electric Boat Photo via US Navy
This post has been updated to state that the Columbia program is 97-percent complete with the design arrangements specifically. CEO Phebe Novakovic originally stated that the program was 97-percent complete with detail design; however, the detail design includes more than just the arrangements.
General Dynamics’ Electric Boat shipyard is nearly done with the basic design of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, the company CEO said today. Read More →
USS North Dakota (SSN-784), transit the Thames River as they pull into their homeport on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. US Navy Photo
General Dynamics Electric Boat has won a $2 billion contract modification to continue long-lead work for the Block V Virginia-class attack submarine (SSN-774) program, according to a Monday Pentagon contract announcement. Read More →
The Virginia-class attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) is rolled out of an indoor shipyard facility at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. US Navy Photo
General Dynamics Corp. plans to invest $1 billion in 2019 in upgrading and retooling its manufacturing operations company-wide, with a focus on its growing submarine construction business.
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The Ingalls-built destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) launched at first light Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2016. Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
Guided-missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) has completed its acceptance trials ahead of an expected early 2019 delivery to the Navy, Naval Sea System Command announced on Friday. Read More →
An undated artist’s rendering of the planned Columbia-class submarine. Naval Sea Systems Command Image
The first Columbia-class submarine is more than a decade away from joining the fleet and General Dynamics is preparing its Electric Boat business — and the Wall Street analysts watching the company — for what the almost $100 billion project means to its operations.
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Mine countermeasure Knifefish UUV . US Navy Image
The Navy’s Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle, a key component of the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine-hunting capability, successfully completed sea acceptance testing off the coast of Massachusetts.
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Launching of Virginia-class submarine Indiana. HII Photo
Large military contractors are indicating they’re now ready to invest in their facilities and manufacturing capacity despite so much uncertainty around the Pentagon’s spending levels this current year and into Fiscal Year 2019. Read More →
The following is Federal Procurement Data System report on the top 100 U.S. contractors in FY 2015 ranked by contract dollar amounts. Read More →
Lockheed Martin’s Remote Multi Mission Vehicle in 2010. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include a complete account from the Navy regarding its plans for the RMMV and LCS mine countermeasures mission package, and a comment from Lockheed Martin on its RMMV.
The Navy will halt procurement of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle included in the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package and will instead compete several unmanned vehicles over the next three fiscal years, officials decided this week. Read More →
AN/SLQ-32 “Slick 32” on a destroyer in 2009. US Navy Photo
General Dynamics Mission Systems was awarded a full-rate production contract for the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3, which will add display upgrades, a high-gain high-sensitivity electronic capability and more to most of the fleet’s surface ships. Read More →