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November 16, 2017
Submarine Maker Scopes State For Skilled Workers
Submarine maker Electric Boat has run into a challenge amid its biggest hiring push since the Cold War: finding enough qualified workers in a small state crowded with defense contractors.

November 15, 2017
Navy Only Interested in Stable 2-A-Year Attack Boat Build Rate
Despite Congressional Authority to Buy More
The Navy's undersea warfare division is eyeing a stable two-a-year attack submarine rate to reach its ultimate goal of a 66-SSN fleet, despite calls from outside the service to build a larger navy faster.

November 6, 2017
Submarine Maintenance Backlog Threatens Crisis Response: Admiral
The good news? The US submarine fleet is meeting day-to-day demands around the world, without having to do the extra-long deployments that have ground down surface ships and sailors. The bad news? A massive maintenance backlog that could idle 15 submarines for months – costing an estimated seven to 15 years of time at sea – means fewer subs would be ready to reinforce forward-deployed forces in a crisis.

November 3, 2017
The Window for BRAC May Have Closed
The Pentagon may have missed its best opportunity to gain Congress’ approval for a new BRAC round after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis failed to fully support the proposal when it appeared the Senate would vote on language earlier this year authorizing a round of base closures in 2019, Cord Sterling, a staff member for the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday at ADC’s Defense Policy Forum.

October 19, 2017
Sub Base to House Fuel Cell Park
Navy and energy officials on Thursday celebrated a deal being reached to site a 7.4 megawatt fuel cell park on the Naval Submarine Base.

October 15, 2017
The USS South Dakota, the ninth Virginia-class submarine built by General Dynamics Electric Boat for the U.S. Navy, was unveiled and christened in Groton on Saturday.

October 11, 2017
Navy $5 Billion Deal Builds New Nuclear-Armed Columbia-Class Sub
The Navy has awarded a $5.1 billion contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat for Integrated Product and Process Development of the COLUMBIA Class submarine, a next-generation nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines designed to ensure a second-strike capability in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States.

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