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The U.S. Navy will pay General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls $ 22 .2 billion to build nine nuclear - powered attack submarines over the next decade, the Defense Department announced Monday evening. The long-awaited contract award is the largest shipbuilding contract in the service’s
A nuclear submarine is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor. The performance advantages of nuclear submarines over "conventional" (typically diesel-electric) submarines are considerable. Nuclear propulsion, being completely independent of air
The U.S. Navy will pay General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls $22.2 billion to build nine nuclear-powered attack submarines over the next decade, the Defense Department announced Monday evening. The long-awaited contract award is the largest shipbuilding contract in the service’s history.
It allows the Defense Department to continue construction at the companies’ private shipyards in Groton, Conn., and Newport News., Va., with deliveries scheduled to start in 2025. The contract includes an option for a 10th submarine for an additional $1.88 billion.
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General Dynamics Corp was named lead contractor on a $ 22 .2 billion U.S. Navy contract for the construction of nine Virginia-class submarines , the Pentagon Powered by small nuclear reactors, Virginia-class submarines can carry Mark 48 Advanced Capability torpedoes, unmanned underwater
(AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $ 22 .2 billion contract for the construction of nine additional Virginia class submarines . Reed’s office says the contract includes an option for a tenth submarine that could raise the contract value above billion .
The Virginia-class “fast attack” submarines are built to quietly patrol unfriendly waters, seek out and destroy enemy vessels, or launch cruise missiles against land-based targets. One of them was reportedly used to launch a Tomahawk missile against chemical facilities in Syria last year. Eighteen of them have been delivered to date.
James F. “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, said in the Navy’s
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There are three major types of submarines in the United States Navy : ballistic missile submarines , attack submarines , and cruise missile submarines . All submarines in the U.S. Navy are nuclear - powered .
This is a list of nuclear - powered submarines . USS Alabama, SSBN-731. USS Alaska, SSBN-732. USS Albany, SSN-753. USS Albuquerque, SSN-706. USS Alexandria, SSN-757. HMS Ambush, S120. Améthyste (S605). USS Annapolis, SSN-760. HMS Anson, S123. INS Arihant, (ATV-1), SSBN-S02.
For General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls, the award locks in a blistering production rate that has already stretched the shipbuilders past their limits. The negotiations on the two contracts were delayed for months after the manufacturers missed deadlines during a ramp-up from one submarine a year to two.
And the complicated nuclear submarines are to contain key equipment upgrades; eight of the new submarines are to include a new 84-foot section that allows them to increase their Tomahawk missile strike capacity from 12 missiles per submarine to 40.
Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics’ Electric Boat submarine division, said his company is “prepared to meet the challenge” that the next eight boats will present.
“This contract allows for our shipbuilding team, our suppliers and our employees to plan ahead so that we can continue to deliver submarines of unmatched quality, stealth and lethality,” Graney said in a statement.
“This contract also continues the two per year construction cadence essential to sustaining production efficiencies, while ensuring our national security and the Navy’s continued undersea superiority,” Dave Bolcar, vice president of submarine construction at Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding, said in a statement.
Man injured in Pearl Harbor shooting released from hospital .
A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu said Roger Nakamine left after spending almost a week in the hospital. An active duty sailor shot Nakamine and two other civilian Department of Defense employees with his service rifle last Wednesday. The other two civilians died of their wounds. The shooter used his service pistol to kill himself. He has been identified as 22-year-old Seaman Gabriel Antonio Romero, a watchstander who was providing security to the USS Columbia submarine undergoing maintenance at the shipyard.