BWX Technologies weighs when to ready for additional submarines

By Marjorie Censer / May 22, 2017 at 11:53 AM
BWX Technologies, which makes the naval nuclear reactors for submarines and carriers, would need to invest about $100 million over several years to get ready to build Virginia-class submarines at a higher rate -- but is waiting for greater certainty. The Navy has advanced the idea of accelerating the pace of both the submarine program , as it readies for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, and the Ford-class carrier . Rex Geveden, chief executive of BWX Technologies, told Inside Defense...

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