Media: submarines of the U.S. did decades of low-quality steel

A leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines of the U.S. Navy for decades has supplied poor quality metal, because one of the employees of the company falsified the results of laboratory studies, told the associated Press, citing court documents.

It is reported that we are talking about based in Kansas city (Missouri) company Bradken. According to the U.S. Department of justice, in the framework of the agreement about deferred prosecution, the company paid $ 10.5 million.

Supplied steel castings used for the production of hulls of submarines American companies Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding. It is noted that the sailors were exposed to great risk in case of possible collisions or other influencing factors.

"(The company) Bradken put the Navy and its operations at risk... State contractors should not put up with fraud inside their organizations and, finding him, should be completely candid with the government," said Prosecutor Brian Moran.