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Will Trump’s Wall Mean a Delay in Defense Funding?

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Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on using DoD money for the border wall — so far that the government might not gets its 2020 budget on time,

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Weld Problems Spread To Second Navy Sub Program

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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’

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

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Navy Walks Thinning Line On Sub Programs

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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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Pacific Commander Wants Subs The Navy Just Doesn’t Have

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

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Navy Adds Attack Sub For 2020, But Shipyard Challenges Loom

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The Navy is set to release plans to buy an extra fast-attack sub, another destroyer, and a handful of unmanned boats. Next step: Congress.

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

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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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House OKs More Subs, Pumps $250M More Into Industrial Base

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CAPITOL HILL: In the drama-free weeks leading up to Thursday’s overwhelming passage of the compromise $716 billion defense policy bill by the House of Representatives, lawmakers sent a pretty clear signal to the White House: we want more submarines. With concerns rising over the growing prowess of Russian and Chinese undersea capabilities, and standoff air… Keep reading →

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Huntington-Ingalls Sinks $2B Into Shipyards: Digital Plans & Computerized Welding

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Each of your crafts — electrical, pipefitting, pipe-welding, painting, your riggers… still require some human touch,” Kastner told me. “Digital tools… free the craftsman up a bit to not do the grunt work.”

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Wittman, Courtney Question Omnibus Ship Numbers, Funding

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Wait — doesn’t this omnibus fund 14 new ships for the Navy, compared to 13 in the National Defense Authorization Act and just eight in President Trump’s request? Yes, but not all ships are created equal, Wittman said.

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