Defense Industry
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The U.S. military has sent Congress a $36 billion wish list for equipment and operations that aren’t in the Pentagon’s official budget for the coming fiscal year. more
The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded a $23.5 million contract to General Dynamics Information Technology to develop software designed to model the effects of releasing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, raised its full-year earnings outlook as international defense sales helped it beat analysts’ second- quarter profit estimates. more
William Blackburn and David Medeiros, employees at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, have been selected to receive the National Defense Industrial Association Bronze Medal for 2013. more
Government spending cuts last year contributed to the fourth straight annual decline in federal contracting, the longest stretch since Ronald Reagan was president, statistics show. more
Rhode Island gained 1,045 manufacturing jobs between December 2012 and December 2013, the first time in 13 years that the state posted an increase in manufacturing employment, according to a report released Monday by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Register. more
It’s a strange and wonderful time at Electric Boat. While most of the American defense sector contracts under federal budget cuts, the Groton, Conn.-based submarine builder is starting its largest expansion in a generation. At the company’s North Kingstown plant, Electric Boat is scaling up from 2,500 workers to potentially twice that number over the next eight years to develop the nation’s next ballistic-missile submarine. After years of cutbacks at Electric Boat, President Kevin J. Poitras is drawing on his 40 years of experience, which included the submarine arms race against the Soviet Union, to manage this new growth period. more
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $20 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat for nuclear-maintenance work for submarines. more
Elected officials and others representing the region’s defense industry recently crowded around the cockpit of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II, waiting their turns to hop in the pilot’s seat, taxi the fighter jet down the runway and launch into the skies on a government mission – all without leaving the confines of the R.I. Department of Administration building, that is. more
Everyone has the occasional bad day at work. When Mary Wohlgemuth, technical director at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, has a bad day, it could be because a torpedo is malfunctioning. more
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