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Keel Laid For Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine District of Columbia

Keel Laid For Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine District of Columbia

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) approves the welding of her initials onto a metal plate at a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat Facility at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, on June 4, 2022. EB Photo

After inspecting the engraved plate with her welded initials, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) declared the keel laid for the future USS District of Columbia (SSBN-826). Read More

First Columbia Ballistic Missile Submarine Begins to Take Shape

First Columbia Ballistic Missile Submarine Begins to Take Shape

The future USS Oregon (SSN-793) pier side at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard on Feb. 28, 2022. USNI News Photo

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – The backbone of the Navy’s next nuclear ballistic missile submarine is starting to take shape in a series of understated white buildings on the edge of Narragansett Bay. Read More

CNO Gilday: Developing, Building Australian Nuclear Submarine Could Take Decades

CNO Gilday: Developing, Building Australian Nuclear Submarine Could Take Decades

Collins-class attack boats HMAS Dechaineux leads HMAS Waller and HMAS Sheean in formation in Cockburn Sound, near Rockingham Western Australia in 2013. RAN Photo

The effort to build Australia’s fleet of nuclear attack submarines could take decades to both design the boats and create the shipbuilding capacity and adequate oversight to support the effort, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said on Thursday. Read More

Panel: Australian Nuclear Sub Deal  'Went Terribly Wrong' with America's NATO Allies

Panel: Australian Nuclear Sub Deal ‘Went Terribly Wrong’ with America’s NATO Allies

The French design of the Attack-class submarine that was canceled by Australia last week. Naval Group image

Australia’s decision to turn to Washington and London for nuclear-powered submarines to bolster its security was a “no brainer” for Canberra, but it is a decision that “went terribly wrong” with NATO partners, an expert in European defense matters said Tuesday. Read More