Sea Platforms

Navy League 2019: US Navy approves Electric Boat weld recovery plan

06 May 2019

General Dynamics Electric Boat has implemented a recovery plan for faulty welding previously discovered in the missile tubes being developed for Columbia-class submarines, the US Navy (USN) confirmed on 3 May to Jane’s .

“General Dynamics Electric Boat [GDEB] submitted a missile tube recovery plan for the US and UK First Article Quad Packs as well as all contracted tubes to the navy in January 2019, which the Navy reviewed and concurred with,” the USN told Jane’s in advance of planned navy briefings on submarine programme updates at the Navy League 2019 Sea-Air-Space conference held at National Harbor, Maryland between 6 and 8 May.

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