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From USNI News: Electric Boat 97% Done with Columbia Submarine’s Design Arrangements, Ahead of Construction Start Next Year


By: Megan Eckstein
April 24, 2019 4:52 PM • Updated: May 8, 2019 5:46 PM
May 8 (USNI News) — This post has been updated to state that the Columbia program is 97-percent complete with the design arrangements specifically. CEO Phebe Novakovic originally stated that the program was 97-percent complete with detail design; however, the detail design includes more than just the arrangements.

General Dynamics’ Electric Boat shipyard is nearly done with the basic design of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, the company CEO said today.

Phebe Novakovic said in the call on first quarter 2019 earnings that Electric Boat is 97-percent complete on the design arrangements and nearly 43-percent complete on construction drawings and design disclosures. The arrangements show the broader layout of the submarine and its sections, whereas the disclosures show more detail about the materials used and how to construct the components.

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