Congressman Joe Courtney Tours New ThayerMahan Facility in Groton

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

On Friday, 1 February 2019, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT2) visited the headquarters of ThayerMahan Inc.  ThayerMahan recently completed a facility expansion which includes engineering spaces and its new state-of-the-art Autonomous Systems Operations Center. Congressman Courtney, who was recently elevated to Chairman of the influential House of Representatives Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, is a strong advocate of the Navy in general and undersea forces in particular. Click here for the full article 
‘Most modern sub in the world’ is commissioned

Monday, February 04, 2019

Ninety-two-year-old World War II veteran Richard "Dick" Hackley handed over the watch Saturday to Lt. Ben McFarland, a sailor assigned to the Navy's newest submarine. Hackley served as a radar operator on the USS South Dakota (BB 57), among the most decorated battleships of the war. McFarland, known as a plank owner, is among the first to serve on the fast-attack submarine USS South Dakota (SSN 790), which was commissioned at the Naval Submarine Base before a crowd of about 1,400 people. Another 800 watched on a screen from nearby Dealey Center on base. Click here for the full article
USS South Dakota: The Navy's newest submarine

Friday, February 01, 2019

Usually, the crew of a newly commissioned submarine run onto the boat. But, frigid temperatures are keeping the crew off the USS South Dakota under a heated tent for Saturday's ceremony. That's when the USS South Dakota becomes the Navy's newest submarine. Click here for the full article 
See inside state's new namesake ship: USS South Dakota submarine

Thursday, January 10, 2019

For the first time in decades, a U.S. Navy ship named for the State of South Dakota is getting ready to join the fleet.     The future U.S.S. South Dakota, a 377-foot Virginia-class attack submarine, was featured in recent footage and imagery distributed by the Department of Defense in advance of the vessel's commissioning Feb. 2 in Groton, Connecticut.  Click here for the full article 
Education center receives Navy grant to train people to build submarines

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

An education center in Rhode Island has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Navy to train people to build submarines. The Westerly Education Center says it received $750,000 from the Office of Naval Research to boost its capacities and equipment for workforce training and education in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Click here for the full article 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced the award of a $62,100 federal Economic Development Agency (EDA) grant to the Naval & Maritime Consortium (formerly known as the Connecticut Undersea Supply Chain Consortium). The consortium, a partnership between the University of Connecticut and Thames River Innovation Place, is a network of companies that collectively addresses challenges, shares solutions, collaborates on opportunities, and capitalizes on the growing undersea supply chain. “Our region and our state are preparing for tremendous growth in submarine construction work in the coming years – and we need a robust supply chain to help meet the challenge,” said Courtney. “It’s all hands on...
Orsted, Eversource tout proposal, plans for New London

Friday, December 14, 2018

When Orsted built the world's first offshore wind farm in 1991, the turbines generated less than half a megawatt of electricity and stood 115 feet tall with a 115-foot rotor diameter. In the Orsted-Eversource joint proposal to deliver the state about 800 megawatts from an offshore wind farm in federal waters south of Martha's Vineyard, roughly 100 8-megawatt turbines could tower more than 600 feet above the water — double the height of the Statue of Liberty — with a 538-foot rotor diameter. If the state selects the proposal in its zero-carbon electricity auction, Orsted might consider an even larger, 10-megawatt turbine still in...