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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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Inhofe: Navy ‘Arrogance On USS Ford ‘Oughta Be Criminal’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Presumptive CNO Vice Adm. Mike Gilday is forced to answer for years of Navy problems.

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Compete Or Not, But Go Full Steam Ahead On GBSD

Posted by Peter Huessy on


If the current GBSD requirements can be met through amending the RFP without delaying the program, then we can go in that direction. Otherwise, Northrop Grumman should proceed with the GBSD research and development contract.

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New START’s Death May Up Costs of Triad Modernization

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


In any post-New START nuclear buildup, Russia will “at least initially” have an edge over the US, says retired Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, former head of Air Force Global Strike Command.

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House Prepares To Debate Low-Yield Nukes, $17B Gap in Defense Funding

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The top HASC Republican outlines some of the amendments he plans to add to the HASC 2020 defense policy bill, previewing coming debates with the Senate.

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House Dems Block Wall Funds, Slash Sub, But Add F-35s

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The House Dems launch the first salvo in what promises to be a long defense budget saga, and they are drawing lines that will be hard to cross.

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Navy Walks Thinning Line On Sub Programs

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Virginia class subs are suffering delivery delays of up to seven months, potentially placing the Columbia — slated to be the backbone of the nation’s nuclear triad — at risk.

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Trump’s Arms Control Plan: Genius or Disingenuous?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


A White House 180-degree turn on nuclear arms control inflicts whiplash on experts. What is real here?

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GAO: Navy “Overly Optimistic” On Columbia Sub Costs

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy’s most expensive shipbuilding program and the key to the country’s nuclear triad is under increasing pressure to keep to its tight schedule, and hit its budget.

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Pacific Commander Wants Subs The Navy Just Doesn’t Have

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy is losing submarines just when commanders say they need more, more, more.

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