Submarine Caucus

Chair Congressman Joe Courtney

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Oct 26, 2016 In The News

The Pentagon plans to conduct a high-level review of the Navy's Ohio class replacement submarine program in early November, a key service official said Oct. 26.

Oct 26, 2016 In The News

ARLINGTON, Va. – Faced with enemies catching up to America’s military technological superiority, the Navy is drafting a long-range research and development plan that will focus on key areas the service predicts will drive warfare into the 2040s.

Oct 25, 2016 In The News


The Navy is preparing to unveil a new unmanned systems strategy that will guide it as it invests in aerial, surface and underwater robots, said the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for unmanned systems Oct. 25.

Oct 24, 2016 In The News
Earlier this month, a Russian ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) called Podmoskovie slipped out of its pier at Severodvinsk for the first time in 16 years.
Oct 18, 2016 In The News
India and Russia have apparently reached an agreement for New Delhi to lease a second Project 971 Shchuka-B (NATO: Akula-class) nuclear attack submarine (SSN) according to Russian media reports. The two sides signed the deal – along with a host of other weapons purchase agreements – on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in the Indian state of Goa where Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Oct 15.
Oct 14, 2016 In The News

The recent missile drill follows the test firing of two ICBMs by another sub of Russia’s Pacific Fleet in September.

The nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Georgy Pobedonosets successfully test fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a submerged position in the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced on October 12.

Oct 13, 2016 In The News

GROTON – With the aft section of the future USS South Dakota behind him, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Thursday highlighted the shipbuilding that has happened during his tenure, and he credited Electric Boat employees for building "the best submarines in the world."

"I like building ships," Mabus said to applause.

Oct 13, 2016 In The News

New quieting technologies could help US submarine operate in or near enemy territory without being detected; this will enable US subs to detect and destroy enemy submarines, ships and incoming weapons at much farther distances.

Oct 10, 2016 In The News

GROTON – This month, two vastly different submarines will be celebrated.

The future of submarines, Illinois, is slated to be commissioned during a ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base later this month, at which point it will be the most modern attack submarine in the Navy's fleet.

Oct 7, 2016 In The News

Navy and Pentagon acquisition officials this week spent a day at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut and Rhode Island, taking a close look at the Columbia class — formerly the Ohio Replacement Program — ahead of a Milestone B decision this fall, the Navy’s acquisition chief told USNI News.