Scrapping Commences for Retired SSBN Le Tonnant

After transferring for their final “odyssey” the hulls of the ex-SNLE Le Tonnant on September 11, 2018 and L’Indomptable on March 9, 2020, the port resources department of the Cherbourg naval base proceeded to the entry and grounding maneuver of the Foudroyant in form 5 of Naval Group, on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Its deconstruction entrusted to this industrialist by…

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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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SUBPAC Shifts Tactical Control Of SSBNs To Submarine Group 9

June 7, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) transferred command of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 114.3 to Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 9, June 7. The shift aligns the tactical control of ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) forces at the same echelon on both the East and West coasts, following the establishment of both a Joint Force Maritime Component Commander…

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Dreadnought-class submarines to get ‘fly-by-wire’ technology

April 1, 2021 – Fly-by-wire technology in aircraft will be introduced to the Navy’s next-generation submarines. The same thinking behind digital cockpits in 21st Century aircraft and helicopters will control key aspects of the Dreadnought class of submarines beneath the waves including heading, pitch, depth and buoyancy. Four of the boats are being built by BAE Systems to replace the…

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UK Nuclear Deterrence Policy

March 17, 2021 – For over 60 years, the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent has existed to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life. Since 1969, the deterrent has been delivered by the Royal Navy, with at least one nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine patrolling the seas undetected at all times. Their purpose is to preserve…

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