Submarine Caucus

Chair Congressman Joe Courtney

In The News

Jun 15, 2016 In The News

Washington (NNS) – Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced June 15 that SSN 800, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Arkansas.

Jun 15, 2016 In The News

GROTON – Five-hundred-forty meals a day.

Such is the undertaking for culinary specialists assigned to Virginia-class attack submarines.

Virginia submarines have about 135 crew members, who are usually served four meals a day. About 30 people eat at one time. Oftentimes, extra riders will be onboard.

Jun 7, 2016 In The News

Groups of underwater drones will soon simultaneously use sonar and different sensors to identify and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships, search for mines, collect oceanographic data and conduct reconnaissance missions – all while a single human performs command and control functions aboard a Navy ship or submarine, senior service officials explained.

Jun 3, 2016 In The News

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii –  Years of constant training, separation from family, long deployments and work-ups or even misconceptions can lead even the best submariners down a terrifying and lonely state of mental illness in a submarine community historically known as the silent service.

Jun 3, 2016 In The News

Russia has stepped up its submarine operations and is regularly probing U.S. anti-submarine networks in a new “Battle of the Atlantic,” the commander of U.S. 6th Fleet said.

In an article for the U.S. Naval Institute’s June issue of Proceedings, Vice Adm. James Foggo III outlined a new era in U.S. and Russian submarine warfare he dubs “The Fourth Battle of the Atlantic.”

Jun 2, 2016 In The News

GROTON – The submarine force is shifting from a platform-centric model to a payload-centric model, Rear Adm. Jeffrey Trussler told a small crowd Wednesday night at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus.

"We have some very good weapons in our little Swiss knife but we're still very limited," Trussler said.

Jun 1, 2016 In The News

With ‘more activity from Russian submarines than we’ve seen since the days of the Cold War,’ an improved European force posture becomes vital for the U.S. Navy and NATO.

Jun 1, 2016 In The News

The Navy has begun awarding contracts to companies for new acoustic superiority upgrades that will make Virginia-class attack submarines more stealthy, the service’s program manager said in a May interview with Defense Daily.

May 31, 2016 In The News

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are restarting production of the latest version of the Mk-48 heavyweight torpedo. The new Mod 7 version – which is being upgraded under the Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) program – will help the Navy’s attack boats take on the threat from advanced Russian and Chinese-built ships and submarines.

May 26, 2016 In The News

Submarine overhaul goes from 28 to 43 months