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March 16, 2016
Trump's Budget Plan Favors Military Spending, Guts Domestic Programs
While much uncertainty surrounds President Donald Trump's first spending plan, which heavily favors military spending and proposes big cuts to domestic programs, Connecticut's defense industry stands to gain from the proposal.

 
March 2, 2017
Trump Plan To Increase Defense Spending May Boost State
President Donald Trump's proposal to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion could be a big win for Connecticut manufacturers that build helicopters, submarines and engines for fighter jets.

 
March 1, 2017
Senator: The Submarine Is America's 'Strategic, Decisive Edge'
There was an air of optimism in a crowded room in the basement of the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill, where dozens of congressmen, staffers and defense industry executives gathered in a crowded room to hammer home the importance of the submarine to the U.S. Navy and the nation, and to the industrial base that builds them.

 
February 22, 2017
Push Is On For More F-35s, Sikorsky Helicopters And Work For EB
The Republican head of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry of Texas, is hoping the Trump White House will soon approve an $18 billion supplemental defense bill that would be likely to boost production in Connecticutís defense industry.

 
January 27, 2017
Trump Calls For More Submarines - For Less Money
President Donald Trump, continuing his push to slash the price of costly defense programs, wants to build more submarines but for less money.

 
January 19, 2017
Region Recognized For "Unwavering Support" Of Military Community
Southeastern Connecticut is being recognized nationally for its support of the local military community.

 
January 19, 2017
Submarine Contractor Brings 1,350 Jobs To CT
The submarine capital of the world will soon welcome thousands of new Connecticut workers to help manufacture submarines for the United States Navy.

 
January 9, 2017
Electric Boat Says It Can Meet Navy Goal For Adding Subs
Submarine builder Electric Boat would be able to meet the expectations of an ambitious U.S. Navy shipbuilding plan, given the time and resources, company president Jeffrey Geiger said Monday.

 
January 9, 2017
Electric Boat Poised To Invest $1.5 Billion To Meet Demand For More Subs
On the heels of the Navy's call for 18 more attack submarines, Electric Boat President Jeffrey Geiger said Monday the submarine builder is poised to meet the Navy's demand provided it has the time to build up its workforce, supplier base and facilities.

 
January 5, 2017
New Class Of Ballistic Missile Submarines Reaches Milestone
The estimated $128 billion program to build a new class of ballistic missile submarines is taking another step forward after achieving what is known as "Milestone B."

 
 
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