General Dynamics Fire Control System for Columbia & Dreadnought Class SSBNs

June 19, 2020 – The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the Columbia and Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine class to support development, production, and installation requirements. The contract as awarded has a value of $104,214,429 over the next four years. This contract is the first for…

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Babcock Awarded Missile Tube Contract Extension by Electric Boat

June 2, 2020 – Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract extension to manufacture a further 18 tactical Missile Tube Assemblies (MTAs) for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB). It is part of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) project for the UK Dreadnought class and US Columbia class submarine programs, and will support more than…

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Project 955A Prince Vladimir Sea Trials in White Sea

May 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The new strategic missile submarine cruiser Prince Vladimir, which performs the tasks of a control exit before being transferred to the Northern Fleet, has embarked on an underwater test in the White Sea. Since May 12, the crew acted in the surface position, checking the navigation and maneuverability of the ship. Tests of the…

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£330 million sonar contract for Dreadnought submarines

February 28, 2020 – BAE Systems Submarines, which is building four nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy, has awarded work worth around £330 million to Thales UK. The Dreadnought sonar system will be developed at the global technology firm’s sites in Templecombe, Somerset, and Stockport. The periscope – known as the ‘Combat System Mast’ – will be developed and manufactured…

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Program to Replace UK’s Nuclear Warhead

February 25, 2020 – The Defence Secretary has laid a written ministerial statement in Parliament, reproduced below: In 2007 the government, endorsed by a Parliamentary vote, began a program to maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent beyond the early 2030s. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (Cm 9161) confirmed the UK’s commitment to an independent minimum credible deterrent, reaffirmed in…

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Russia Plans to Place Order for Two Project 955A (Borei-A) SSBNs in August

February 21, 2020 – Russia’s Defense Ministry is set to sign a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation in August for the construction of two more Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered strategic missile-carrying submarines, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. “A decision has been made to sign a contract at the Army 2020 forum for building…

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