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  • 26 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s next generation of ballistic missile submarines could encounter cost overruns and unexpected delays caused by new and under-tested technologies, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has warned. GAO noted that additional development and testing on several Columbia-class submarine technologies were required to demonstrate their maturity. The systems requiring more testing are critical to the […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy has established a new entity that will oversee the construction and fielding of the 12 Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. The establishment of Program Executive Office Columbia (PEO CLB) was announced on March 6 as the navy’s number one acquisition priority. “This is the Navy’s most important program and establishing a new PEO […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division a $197 million contract modification for long-lead-time material and advance construction activities on the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Columbia (SSBN 826). Newport News is […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Advance construction of the first in a new generation of US Navy ballistic missile submarines kicked off with a steel-cutting ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division. With the press of a button, a plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the lead ballistic […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $5.1 billion contract for detailed design work and technology development for the new generation of US ballistic missile submarines. Under the contract, GDEB will complete design and prototyping efforts for the Columbia-class submarines including work on common missile compartment for the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class SSBNs. The […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine. The contract modification will enable procurement of 17 missile tubes which will support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment. […]

  • 23 December 2016

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $146.7 million contract modification to increase the design support requirements for the Columbia-class submarine. The new class of submarines, formerly known as the Ohio Replacement, are replacing the U.S. Navy’s current ballistic missile submarines armed with the Trident missile. This contract includes design […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) has been awarded a contract modification for the design completion, engineering work and design support efforts for the Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines.

  • 20 December 2017
    Industry news, Vessels

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded Newport News Shipbuilding a contract worth up to $468 million to begin work on integrated product and process development for the US Navy’s new Columbia-class submarines. Newport News Shipbuilding is a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries. The navy awarded a $5 billion detailed design contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat on […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Strategic Systems Programs office awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a $22.7 million contract modification for further work on the common missile compartment of the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Under the latest contract, Northrop Grumman will provide support for technical engineering services, design and development engineering, component and full scale test and evaluation engineering, and […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) a $269.3 million contract for work on missile tubes for the ballistic missile submarines of the US and UK. The contract will see GDEB manufacture 42 missile tubes and missile tube outfitting material for the US Navy’s Columbia-class fleet and the Royal […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A class of 12 new nuclear-powered ballistic submarines is ready to enter the detailed design phase after Pentagon’s procurement chief approved the Milestone B review. The Milestone B decision allows the U.S. Navy to appropriate $773 million to defense contractors, in this case it is General Dynamics’ Electric Boats with Newport News as primary subcontractor. Ohio replacement […]

  • 19 September 2019

    On September 13, 2019, General Dynamics Electric Boat marked the groundbreaking of a new facility at the company’s Groton shipyard dedicated to construction of the Columbia class of submarines. “This expansion will be the largest construction project to take place at EB’s Groton shipyard in more than 45 years,” Jeffrey Geiger, President, General Dynamics Electric […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first of the US Navy’s next-generation ballistic missile submarines is still scheduled to start construction in fiscal year 2021, navy officials are assessing potential delays in the Columbia-class submarine program after faulty welding was discovered on prefabricated missile tubes. In addition to the Columbia-class, other projects like the Virginia-class attack submarines and the […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Babcock, an aerospace and defence company, has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract extension to manufacture a further eighteen tactical missile tube assemblies (MTAs) for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB).

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) carried out a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile on May 9. On the same day, the US Air Force launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Both tests coincided with North Korea’s firing of […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A new plan to build more attack submarines could be supported by the U.S. industrial base with careful planning and sufficient funding, a U.S. Navy report to Congress has concluded. Titled “The Submarine Industrial Base and the Viability of Producing Additional Attack Submarines Beyond the Fiscal Year 2017 Shipbuilding Plan in the 2017-2030 Timeframe”, the […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A new US Navy facility that will play an important part in the US Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) Program, was officially opened in a ceremony in Dahlgren on November 1. The facility features labs, offices, and equipment for more than 300 NSWCDD Strategic and Computing Systems Department scientists, engineers, and technical experts who develop, […]

  • 30 April 2018

    General Dynamics unit has been awarded a $38.4 million contract to staff and operate the US Navy’s nuclear regional maintenance department (NRMD) in Connecticut in support of returning mission-ready submarines to the fleet. General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) will provide services to support requirements on operational nuclear-powered submarines assigned to Submarine Base New London, the […]

  • 22 August 2018

    Rear Adm. David A. Goggins relieved Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley as program executive officer (PEO) for submarines during a change of office ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on August 17. As PEO, Goggins is responsible for developing, acquiring and modernizing the US Navy’s submarines and undersea systems. “We’ve been charged with growing the submarine […]

  • 9 September 2019

    US Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) launched four unarmed Trident II (D5) missiles in two tests off the coast of Southern California. The Ohio-class boat launched the first two missiles on Sept. 4, and the last two on Sept. 6. All occurred before sunrise. These test flights were part of a Commander Evaluation […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    During a ceremony on December 14th, at the District of Columbia city hall, Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, formally announced the first ship of the new fleet ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), formerly known as the Ohio-class replacement, will be named USS Columbia (SSBN 826) in honor of the District of Columbia. Ballistic missile […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has submitted its long-range ship acquisition plan to Congress under which it expects to reach its 355-ship fleet by the early 2050s. Released February 12, the 30-Year Ship Acquisition Plan is a Congressionally-mandated report which describes the Department of the Navy’s long-range shipbuilding plans for 2019-2048. The plan pursues acquisition strategies to […]

  • 28 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded BWXT Nuclear Operations Group a contract for the delivery of Virginia Payload Module (VPM) launch tubes. According to the company, the contract is worth approximately $35 million. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines. Work has already […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Industry news

    US-based defense contractor Curtiss-Wright Corporation is acquiring Dresser-Rand Government Business, a US subsidiary of Siemens AG in Germany, for $212.5 million in cash. Dresser-Rand is specialized in US Navy power and compression products and will operate within Curtiss-Wright’s Power segment. Dresser-Rand is a leading designer and manufacturer of mission-critical, high-speed rotating equipment solutions, including reciprocating compressors, […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia to support its major hiring initiative. Gov. Ralph Northam announced June 26 that various state agencies and regional community colleges would work with Newport News to augment ongoing efforts to hire as many as 7,000 new shipbuilders over […]

  • 15 August 2018

    US president Donald J. Trump has signed a $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act under which the US Navy would get funds for a total of 13 new vessels. Signed by the president at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, August 13, the NDAA includes funds for three littoral combat ships, a fourth Ford-class […]

  • 3 December 2019

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $22.2 billion for the construction of nine new Virginia-class submarines. The contract also includes the option of a tenth ship to be built within the contract time frame, bringing the total potential contract value to approximately $24.1 billion. Construction on Block V […]