The US Navy has received 14th Block III Virginia-class attack submarine from Huntington Ingalls. The submarine of capable of firing six Tomahawk cruise missiles
"Washington is the fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines and the seventh of the class to be delivered to the Navy by Huntington Ingalls Industries/Newport News Shipbuilding," the company said in a statement Friday.
The submarines' redesigned bow replaces 12 individual launch tubes with two large-diameter tubes, each capable of launching six Tomahawk cruise missiles, the shipbuilder said.
Virginia-class submarines operate in the world's littoral and deep waters while conducting anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, special operation forces support, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The Washington is the 14th Virginia-Attack Class submarine the Navy has accepted.
Boeing has been awarded a $89 million contract to build a new Infrared Search and Track System into the US Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. "The Boeing Co
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Lockheed Martins Sikorsky Aircraft business unit won $55 million for four CH-53K Sea Stallion maritime helicopters. "Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
General Atomics will manufacture and install an advanced arresting gear for the third next-generation Gerald Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN 80) under a $195 million contract. The advanced arresting gear is the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $33 million contract to continue support for the development of the US Navys Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems. “Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,687,911 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise options for engineering services supporting the continued development, integration and production of the Navys AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems,” the US Department of Defense announced Thursday
The United States Navy will christen two nuclear-propelled attack submarines of the Virginia class, 2 in separate ceremonies on Saturday. The submarines, USS Delaware (SSN 791) and USS Vermont (SSN 792) are Virginia-class attack submarines whose construction began in 2013 and 2014 respectively and are scheduled to be delivered to the Navy next year
The US Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), during an 11 a.m
Raytheon has won a more than $119-million contract to advance the targeting and communications functions of the Tomahawk Block IV sea-launched cruise missile. "Raytheon Co
Raytheon is currently working with the US Navy to develop a multi-mode seeker to enable Tomahawk missiles to hit moving targets at sea, the company president said. “Raytheon will continue to upgrade the Tomahawk to meet emerging threats, citing current work with the Navy to develop a multi-mode seeker to enable the Tomahawk to hit moving targets at sea,” Raytheon Missile Systems President Taylor Lawrence was quoted as saying by a local daily,
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