Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) held a ceremony on May 23 for its first cut-of-steel event to mark the start of advance construction for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) program. HII noted this will be the first class of submarines that will ...

The House Appropriations Committee FY 2020 defense appropriations bill moves hundreds of millions of dollars from funding for a third Virginia-class submarine to conduct maintenance work on three older boats. The Navy’s budget requested $7.2 billion to build three new attack submarines, with one ...