Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The U.S. Navy Wants New Submarines
Kris Osborn, National Interest: The U.S. Navy's New Plan to Build a More Lethal Ballistic Missile Submarine
The Navy's new deal to produce the first 22 missile tubes for it new Columbia-class nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines comes at time when the service is considering new build strategies for the submarines to address a massive funding shortfall for the top-priority program, Congressional and Navy officials explained.
General Dynamics Electric Boat recently received a new $101.3 million contract to build the new U.S.-U.K. Common Missile Compartment for the new submarines, slated to ultimately replace the existing Ohio-class fleet.
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WNU Editor: The U.S. Navy are also designing their newest attack submarine .... The U.S. Navy Is Already Designing the Next Attack Submarine (Popular Mechanics).