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August 1, 2017
URI, UConn Win Navy Grant For Undersea Engineering Program
The University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut are teaming up with the U.S. Navy to provide a new opportunity for engineering undergraduates considering careers in the Navy and undersea engineering.

July 16, 2017
Electric Boat 'Hiring Frenzy' Gives Economic Boost To Southeastern Connecticut
Nearly complete, the USS South Dakota faces west from the cavernous construction hall of Electric Boat, as if ready to be pushed into the Thames River and out to Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

July 15, 2017
The U.S. Military Might Soon Have More Submarines And F-35s
The House of Representatives has passed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act by a margin of 344-81. The bill will significantly boost the Pentagonís budgetóauthorizing more submarines and aircraft, particularly the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The bill will now go to the Senate, which will likely take up legislation later this month.

July 10, 2017
Navy Says Submarine Industrial Base Can Support Increase In Production
A recent Navy report has concluded that there's sufficient capacity within the industrial base to support an increase in production of Virginia-class submarines.

July 8, 2017
Lockheed Gets $5.6B For Work On Next Batch Of F-35s
The Defense Department has awarded Lockheed Martin a $5.6 billion undefinitized contract that will allow the company to continue work on the eleventh lot of F-35s.

June 28, 2017
Project Underway To Improve Roads Near Sub Base Entrance, Add Bike Path
A $5.5 million reconstruction project is underway to improve the roadways near the Naval Submarine Base that, officials say, will resolve significant public safety and traffic management problems.

June 25, 2017
Nautilus Stop Vital Addition To Heritage Park
With the launch of a second full season of its popular Thames River water taxi and a recent Connecticut Magazine article praising that attraction, the folks overseeing the Thames River Heritage Park deserve to bask a bit in the parkís hard-earned success. As the saying goes, however, the best still may be yet to come for the park that demonstrates how the Thames links some of the regionís individual communities into a single shared history.

June 15, 2017
Southeastern Connecticut Honored 'Great American Defense Community'
Itís official: Southeastern Connecticut is a Great American Defense Community!

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