Tag Archives: Ohio-class submarine

HII Begins Construction Work on Lead Columbia-Class Submarine

Huntington Ingalls Industries has started construction work on the U.S. Navy's lead Columbia-class (SSBN 826) ballistic missile submarine through a cut-of-steel ceremony at the firm's Newport News Shipbuilding facility. HII said Thursday it secured a contract from General Dynamics' Electric Boat subsidiary to perform advance construction efforts for the vessels, which will developed using digital blueprints and replace the service's fleet of Ohio-class submarines.

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Navy Awards Lockheed $51M Contract Modification for Trident II Missile Production

Lockheed Martin will continue to produce Trident II D5 submarine-launched fleet ballistic missiles for the U.S. Navy and provide support for deployed D5 systems under a  $51.1 million contract modification. The Defense Department said Wednesday work will primarily occur in California, Florida, Georgia, Washington, Utah, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia through Sept. 30, 2017. …

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Navy Submarine Launches Lockheed-Built Ballistic Missile to Certify Crew, Weapon System

A U.S. Navy submarine has launched a Lockheed Martin-built unarmed ballistic missile unit in the Atlantic Ocean for a flight test in August as part of a demonstration and shakedown operation. Lockheed said Tuesday the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile flight test during DASO-27 worked to certify the USS Maryland submarine’s crew and weapon system to …

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Mike Petters: Huntington Ingalls Gets 20 Percent of Shipbuilding Work on Navy’s Ohio Submarine Replacement Program

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has said HII has secured approximately 20 percent of shipbuilding work on the U.S. Navy’s entire Ohio-class replacement program with General Dynamics as prime contractor. He told Defense News reporter Christoper Cavas in an interview published Sunday that ORP prompts HII to align its …

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Peyton Baker: BWXT Captures $3B in Naval Nuclear Reactor Manufacturing Contracts

BWX Technologies has secured multiple contracts potentially worth a combined $3.1 billion to manufacture nuclear reactor components and fuel in support of  the U.S. Navy‘s various nuclear propulsion programs. BWXT said Wednesday its nuclear operations group will produce the reactor components for the service branch’s fleets of Ford-class and Nimitz-class carriers as well as Virginia-class and …

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L-3 to Repair, Overhaul Photonics Masts on Virginia-/Ohio-Class Submarines

L-3 Communications will provide depot-level upgrade, repair and overhaul services for photonics masts on Virginia-class and Ohio-class submarines under a three-year, $44.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract also covers engineering and technical support and the replacement, inspection and evaluation of the photonics mast and photonics mast …

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