US Navy’s Columbia-class submarine program has cleared milestone B last week, allowing the submarine to move into the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase.
During this engineering, Manufacturing development phase, the focus would be achieving an 83 percent design maturity prior to construction start in 2021, InsideDefense reported today.
“We also ensure that we meet the requirements necessary for a successful Production Readiness Review, our next major program event," Capt. David Goggins, Columbia program director, said in a Jan. 9 statement.
"The Navy is committed to delivering Columbia on time and within budget while taking advantage of every opportunity to achieve further cost savings." Goggins added.
The Columbia class will replace the legacy Ohio-class nuclear ballistic submarine fleet. The first Columbia-class boat is scheduled for deployment in fiscal year 2031.
Australia today sealed a 50 billion Australian dollars ($37 billion) submarines deal with France, termed the “largest defense procurement program in Australias history”. The inter- governmental agreement (IGA) signed by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, is for 12 sophisticated submarines to be built by French defence major DCNS
France and Australia will sign a multibillion dollar for 12 state-of-the-art submarines tomorrow. Australias Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Frances Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will ink the intergovernmental accord estimated 50 billion Australian dollars ($37 billion) in Adelaide on Tuesday with the French shipbuilder DCNS designing and building the Shortfin Barracudas, AFP reports
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