Columbia-class submarine program hits 95% design maturity

By Aidan Quigley / October 5, 2021 at 4:26 PM
The Navy’s top acquisition priority, the Columbia-class submarine, has hit 95% design maturity, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense Monday. Alan Baribeau, a spokesman for the Navy, told Inside Defense in a statement the vessel had hit 95% design maturity as of the end of August 2021, with more than 90% of design disclosures complete with a plan to be 100% complete in fiscal year 2023. “Design maturity measures the completion of technical requirements, design arrangements, and design...

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