HII to Build First Two Columbia-Class Submarine Modules

November 23, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat in support of construction on the first two Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines The contract modification, valued at approximately $2.2 billion, provides continued design support efforts, as well as the construction and delivery of six…

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Navy Starting Construction on Columbia Class

November 5, 2020 – Navy awarding $9.5 billion to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) Corporation to construct and test the lead and second ships of the COLUMBIA Class, SSBN 826 and SSBN 827. “I applaud the efforts of the Navy and industry team who worked aggressively on this contract,” said James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research development…

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Second Columbia-class SSBN Named USS Wisconsin

October 29, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 28 that the newest Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine will be named in honor of the state of Wisconsin. This will be the third Naval vessel to bear the state name and will carry the hull number SSBN-827. “The Wisconsin namesake carries a great legacy that will undoubtedly…

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