While the U.S. is still trying to figure out how to fund the Ohio-class ballistic submarine replacement, there is little doubt the whole industrial submarine force will be needed to do the job, according to Michael Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), which owns one of the two shipyards capable of building the vessels. HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding currently builds the Navy’s Virginia-class attack subs with General Dynamics’ Electric Boat (EB) division, ...


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