GDEB Awarded Columbia-class $313.9M Contract Modification

General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) announced May 19th it was awarded a modification to the previously awarded Columbia Integrated Product and Process Contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command. The modification has a total value of $313.9 million. The contract modification will support submarine industrial base development and expansion for the construction of the Columbia-class fleet ballistic missile submarines as…

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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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MOD Announces £2 Billion Boost UK Submarine Program

Defence contracts worth more than £2 billion have been awarded to BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to begin the third major phase of the future submarine nuclear deterrent program – Dreadnought. With the overall program supporting around 30,000 jobs across the UK, from design through to build, Delivery Phase 3 (DP3) represents the most significant stage of the Dreadnought program so…

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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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Navy Releases New Strategic Weapons Operations Manual

Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) released a new force-wide operations manual. Creation of the Strategic Weapons Operations Manual (SWOM) was a team effort between multiple organizations to incorporate fleet-wide feedback. “The SWOM is important as it provides direct operational guidance to our Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines (SSBN) in the organization and operation of the strategic weapons system,” said Cmdr. Chad Teasley, Submarine…

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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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