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General Dynamics to Begin Construction of First Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Sub in 2020
November 15, 2019

General Dynamics to Begin Construction of First Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Sub in 2020

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Construction of the first-of-class Columbia could begin in late 2020, according to the CEO of General Dynamics.

US Shipbuilder Cuts First Steel for Lead Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
May 27, 2019

US Shipbuilder Cuts First Steel for Lead Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Huntington Ingalls Industries officially began construction for the first-of-class USS Columbia on May 23.
US Navy’s Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays
August 08, 2018

US Navy’s Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A significant quality control issue has been discovered in several missile tubes destined for the Navy's new class of ballistic missile subs.

US Navy Secretary: Cost of New Ballistic Missile Sub Is 'Eye Watering'
March 13, 2018

US Navy Secretary: Cost of New Ballistic Missile Sub Is 'Eye Watering'

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Total lifetime cost for the U.S. Navy's new class of ballistic missile subs will be around $100 billion, the US Navy secretary said this week.

US Shipbuilder Scores $468 Million Contract for New Ballistic Missile Sub
January 03, 2018

US Shipbuilder Scores $468 Million Contract for New Ballistic Missile Sub

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a contract for Columbia-class integrated product and process development.

US Navy’s New Class of Ballistic Missile Subs on Schedule
November 07, 2017

US Navy’s New Class of Ballistic Missile Subs on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The per unit cost of the U.S. Navy’s new class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile subs has reportedly also fallen.

US Navy Awards Contract for New Ballistic Missile Subs
September 27, 2017

US Navy Awards Contract for New Ballistic Missile Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5.1 billion contract for detailed design work for its next-generation ballistic missile submarine class.
Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles
February 23, 2017

Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.

US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
January 07, 2017

US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy officially approved the start of detailed design and engineering work on its new class of SSBNs.

US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name
December 16, 2016

US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy secretary announced the name of the first ship of the new fleet of ballistic missile submarines this week.

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