Submarine Caucus

Chair Congressman Joe Courtney

In The News

Oct 6, 2016 In The News

The U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal Navy’s replacement ballistic missile submarine programs both took steps forward this week, with the Navy awarding $101.3 million to General Dynamics Electric Boat to produce the first 22 missile tubes under the Common Missile Compartment program, and the Brits cutting steel on the first boat in the Successor-class program.

Oct 2, 2016 In The News

For the cost of a laptop today, the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program began 77 years ago.

It could only have been a Navy physicist who upon observing the energy created by the splitting of uranium atoms, would also wonder if that could be used for propulsion at sea.

Sep 29, 2016 In The News

Lawmakers avoided a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution Wednesday night to fund the government through Dec. 9. The Navy has planned for and can mitigate the effects of, as long as Congress passes a proper Fiscal Year 2017 budget by Dec. 9.

Aug 25, 2016 In The News
With North Korea demonstrating what appears to have been a successful launch of a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Pyongyang may have secured a nuclear second strike capability that could reduce the value of the American nuclear umbrella over Japan and South Korea. However, though the North Korean SLBM is not likely to pose a direct threat to the United States, it will create additional headaches for the U.S. Navy because the service will have to maintain track of Pyongyang’s ballistic missile submarines.
Aug 25, 2016 In The News
Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation's largest military shipbuilder, is concerned about the Navy's new class of ballistic missile submarines. But not for the usual reasons.
Aug 24, 2016 In The News
While a resurgent Russian and growing Chinese submarine fleet poses a challenge for the United States Navy, the service’s carriers and naval aviation forces are well prepared to meet the threat.
Aug 18, 2016 In The News
Possible uses for unmanned vehicles include gathering intelligence on opponents, hunting submarines and charting the ocean floor
Aug 18, 2016 In The News
Some of the latest innovations in undersea technology were on display here Thursday, including an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be launched into the air from a submarine or from unmanned underwater vehicle.
Aug 17, 2016 In The News
In a recent wide-ranging interview over lunch, The Connecticut Mirror pressed outgoing Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the longest serving naval chief in 100 years, about the future of submarine warfare, delays in the F-35 joint strike fighter program and why the Pentagon wants another round of base closings.
Aug 17, 2016 In The News
The United States Navy will need to develop an organic carrier-based fixed-wing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to counter the resurgent threat from enemy submarines. The Navy simply does not have enough attack submarines (SSN), cruisers, destroyers or helicopters to adequately protect the its deployed forces from subsurface threats because its ASW capability has atrophied since the end of the Cold War.