Electric Boat has a US Navy contract worth $203 million to produce missile tubes in support of the next generation Columbia-Class submarines as part of the US-UK common missile compartment program.
"Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $ $203,073,701 to a previously awarded contract for the manufacturing of missile tubes in support of the Columbia Class Submarine [program]," the release stated on Thursday. "This is a joint US-UK common missile compartment program and this modification includes foreign military sales to the United Kingdom."
The common missile compartment was developed by both countries and will be used on the next-generation Columbia and Dreadnought strategic nuclear submarines, according to the Defense Department.
The tubes will house the Trident II D-5 nuclear missile. Built by Lockheed Martin, the missile has made more than 160 successful test flights.
Electric Boat has won a US$95.5 million contract to produce 17 missile tubes in support of the next generation Columbia-Class Submarines as part of the United States-United Kingdom common missile compartment program
US Navy has progressed into new development phase of a new class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines to be used as undersea strategic deterrents for a second-strike nuclear ability from beneath the ocean in the event of a catastrophic first-strike on the continental US. Ship specifications for the new Columbia-Class submarines have been completed and the program is now entering detailed design phase and initial production contract, service officials were quoted as saying by
US Navys 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,
General Dynamics has won US Navy contract worth $146 million to provide design support requirements for Columbia-class submarine, that is designed to replace the Trident missile-armed Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.
A plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the United States Navys lead ballistic missile submarine on Thursday. The event marked the first class of submarines that will be built using fully digital blueprints
Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding has been awarded a $197 million contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for 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)
The US Navy is evaluating a welding defect in ballistic missile tubes designed and manufactured locally, which may reportedly delay construction of next-generation US and British submarines. The welding issue identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the U
The US Navy has awarded the future submarine science and technology research effort contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat, the Department of defense announced Thursday. According to the contract, Electric Boat will perform investigations to develop and demonstrate technology for Navy submarines
The US Navy plans to procure 12 Columbia-class nuclear submarines costing an approximate $7.2 billion a piece to replace its fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile vessels as part of the Defense Departments plan to modernize US nuclear triad
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