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nuclear propulsion

[′nü·klē·ər prə′pəl·shən]
(naval architecture)
Propulsion of a ship or submarine by an engine driven by steam generated by nuclear energy in a reactor, rather than combustion of fuel in a boiler.
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He stressed that the president has issued the order for implementing the project to build nuclear propulsion systems, adding that no international body has protested at the decision and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is also aware of the plan.
In contrast to our nuclear propulsion plants, the engineering excellence of our afloat computer networks is lacking to say the least.
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After completing master's degrees in naval architecture and nuclear engineering, he served as manager of the nuclear propulsion department of the French navy's primary shipbuilding unit, the Brest division of the Directorate for Naval Construction (DCN), where he was in charge of maintenance for "Le Redoutable" class SSBN propulsion systems.
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Nuclear Propulsion Program as a watch officer, trainer, and supervison.
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Donald [Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion], that they care about that, and they're doing something to make sure we retain quality folks in the naval nuclear propulsion program.
There was no damage to the sub's nuclear propulsion system and no disruption to shipping, said Navy spokesman Lt.
There was no damage to the nuclear propulsion plant of the Hartford, the navy said.
To support the carrier, the Navy will dredge the area, improve the station's wharf, and construct nuclear propulsion plant maintenance facilities.

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