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3 newest US subs 'impacted' by unauthorized weld repairs

from RT

The U.S. Navy has sidelined its state-of-the-art Virginia-class submarines, including one commissioned just recently, due to welding problems in the piping connecting the U-boats’ nuclear reactors to their propulsion system. The Naval Sea Systems Command says that USS Minnesota, USS North Dakota and USS John Warner are now being inspected for welding issues after a contractor, General Dynamics Electric Boat, apparently performed "undocumented" repairs on the components in question. more


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