Sevmash Created Nuclear Submarine Digital Model

At Sevmash (part of USC), for the first time in Russia, a digital model of a nuclear submarine was created. The project was implemented within the framework of a single design and production space created by the enterprise and four design bureaus. The innovative technology was introduced by specialists from Sevmash, design bureaus “Severnoye PKB”, “Rubin”, “Malakhit” and “Almaz” (part…

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Project 941 Dmitry Donskoy Celebrates 40th Birthday

December 29 marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the acceptance certificate for the Dmitry Donskoy heavy nuclear submarine cruiser. Project 941 nuclear powered icebreaker was built at Sevmash (part of USC). The laying of the nuclear submarine took place on June 30, 1976, construction lasted five and a half years. The heavy cruiser Dmitry Donskoy became the lead…

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USS Alabama Completes 100th Patrol

The Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) recently returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after completing its 100th patrol. The patrol was completed by Alabama Blue Crew who departed early May. Alabama joined a select group, alongside USS Alaska (SSBN 732) and USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), as the third Ohio-class submarine to reach this milestone. “100 patrols…

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Electric Boat $475M Extra for Columbia Program

On September 30th, the Navy announced a $475 million modification to the Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) contract to continue to advance the construction of the Columbia-class of submarines, the nation’s next-generation sea-based strategic deterrent. The modification provides funding for shipyard execution work, planning, engineering, design efforts, test and evaluation support, and material procurement. This contract modification also provides…

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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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