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January 10, 2017
Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project
Washington (UPI) Jan 5, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move forward with its $126 billion plan to procure 12 new nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Under the plan, the Navy's existing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will be replaced by the developing Columbia-class submarines at an estimated cost of roughly $8 billion per ship. Pentagon acquisition undersecretary Frank Kendall voiced his approval during a recent interview with Bloomberg. "I'm hoping to have it done before I leave," Kendall ... read more

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Navy investigation: Canopy explosion led to grounding of Growlers, Super Hornets
The U.S. Navy temporarily grounded all Super Hornet and Growler squadrons because a canopy exploded off a jet earlier this month, according to a Naval Safety Center summary of the incident. ... more
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General Dynamics receives modification for Columbia submarines
General Dynamics received a $146 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to increase design support requirements for Columbia-class submarines. ... more
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U.S. Navy accepts 9th littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords
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China's aircraft carrier passes south of Taiwan
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Raytheon selected for anti-ship weapon support
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Move to scrap beloved US Navy titles tossed overboard
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Fincantieri starting Australian subsidiary
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Finland issues battle system RFP; US extends destroyer contract; Huntington tasked for LPD design
Finland's Ministry of Defense is seeking a battle system for future naval vessels and will soon issue requests for proposals from industry. ... more
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Australia inks mega deal to buy French subs
Australia on Tuesday signed a mega deal to purchase a fleet of next-generation submarines from France, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailing the vessels' "cutting-edge technology". ... more
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U.K. Royal Navy names fourth Astute-class submarine
Audacious, the U.K. Royal Navy's fourth Astute-class submarine, was officially named during a ceremony. ... more
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Australia launches second air warfare destroyer
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China aircraft carrier group conducts first live-fire drills
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Australia, France sign defense information-sharing treaty
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Israel knew of Iran link in sub deal: minister
Israel knew its arch-enemy Iran held a stake in ThyssenKrupp when it planned to purchase submarines from the German firm, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday. ... more
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Two Indian sailors die as warship tips over in Mumbai dockyard
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