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Submarine contracts highlight importance of forward planning

28th March 2019 - 09:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


If the fiscal focus for March 2019 in the US began with the Trump administration’s FY2020 budget request, attention as the days slide towards April has shifted to a series of contract awards that indicate the importance of two vital programmes for the US Navy and one of its key allies.

The navies in question belong to the US and UK, and the strategically important Virginia, Columbia and Dreadnought-class submarine programmes.

Given the strategic necessity of sustaining modern submarine fleets, tasked and found in action in all four corners of the globe, budgetary delays or pressures can

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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