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Weld Problems Spread To Second Navy Sub Program

Posted by Paul McLeary on

The company that has experienced slip-ups in delivering missile tubes to the Navy might leave the business, leaving only a single company who can do the work.

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DoD 2020 Budget Looks to Fix Shipbuilding, Ammo Industrial Base

Posted by Paul McLeary on

(Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding)

As the Pentagon starts pumping cash into shipyards and small weapons manufacturers, is it enough to save some ailing production lines?

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Nuke Sub Launch Tube Problems Found: ‘Warning Flags Are Up’

Posted by Colin Clark on

WASHINGTON: The Navy has discovered problems with the welds on 12 nuclear missile launch tubes, some for America’s $122.3 billion Columbia-class submarine program and others for the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought submarines. The issue is serious enough that Rep. Joe Courtney, top Democrat on the House seapower subcommittee, told me “the warning flags are up.” There is… Keep reading →

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