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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:04 AM

Navy sub firepower upgrade delayed by welding flaws

Welding flaws by subcontractor BWX Technologies Inc. are delaying delivery of the first missile tubes for a U.S. Navy submarine weapons upgrade by at least seven months, according to the service.

The previously undisclosed seven-month delay by Lynchburg, Virginia-based BWX was due to "substandard welding" and "improperly administered" testing, the Naval Sea Systems Command said a statement.

Before the welding flaws were discovered last year, BWX was contractually required to deliver the large-sized tubes to General Dynamics in October, January and April. Those dates are now projected for May, June and July 2020, the Navy said.

The welding flaws were similar to those the company acknowledged last year for missile tubes that will go on the new Columbia-class submarines. Those continue to be repaired.

https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-sub-firepower-upgrade-delayed-by-welding-flaws-1.594168

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:11 AM

1. BWX is a spinoff from the old Babcock, Wilcox & Company

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:26 AM

2. Big money

I know of a couple of former Lynchburg cops who were picking up hors at BWX but just ended up quitting the police force to do security there. I think they doubled their pay.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:32 AM

3. I misread the title as "wedding flaws."

Take that for what it's worth.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:52 AM

4. I thee weld. NT

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