HII Announces New VP of Columbia Class Program

Global defense and technologies partner HII announced May 26th that Brandi Smith has been named vice president of the Columbia-class program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Smith will succeed Charles Southall, who will retire July 1 after more than 35 years of distinguished service. The U.S. Navy has identified the Columbia class as its No. 1 acquisition priority.…

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General Atomics Awarded Propulsor Demonstration Hardware Contract Delivery Order

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a sole- source delivery task order from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide structural hardware for the propulsor of the Navy’s new Columbia-class submarine. The delivery task order is part of a broad Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract to develop…

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General Atomics Delivers Supports for Columbia Class

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has delivered to the U.S. Navy the first of two Bearing Support Structures (BSS) for installation in the first Columbia-class submarine currently under construction. GA-EMS has been under contract with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) since 2019 to fabricate and deliver the BSSs according to exacting Navy specifications and…

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Bollinger Christens Ocean Transport Barge Holland for General Dynamics Electric Boat

Bollinger Shipyards LLC on Saturday, July 10, christened the Holland, an ocean transport barge for General Dynamics Electric Boat.The Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ Columbia Class Ballistic Missile submarines and Virginia Class fast attack submarines. General Dynamics Electric Boat is the prime contractor on the design and build of the Columbia Class submarine, which…

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Curtiss-Wright to Support Critical U.S. Naval Defense Platforms

May 25, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $130 million to provide propulsion valves, pumps and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics…

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