Adm. James Caldwell, the top nuclear-navy man, had reassuring words for the nuclear shipbuilding industry and its suppliers on Thursday during a banquet speech at the Nuclear Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium. “I … want you to know that contrary to what you might read or hear, & ...

BWX Technologies [BWXT], trumpeting strong third-quarters results Tuesday, remained non-committal about building more common missile compartment tubes for U.S. naval submarines, beyond those the company is already under contract to make by 2021. After announcing in 2018 that it had botched welds on ...

A backup defense authorization act unveiled this week would authorize $16.5 billion in Department of Energy nuclear-weapon spending for 2020, and explicitly authorize new program starts to bolster nuclear warhead and naval fuel efforts. Armed Services Committee Chair James Inhofe (R-Okla) lifted ...

Only the most recent person to acknowledge them, Navy Vice Adm. Charles Richard, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead U.S. Strategic Command, on Thursday told the Senate Armed Services Committee that there are “issues“ with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s plan ...