The US Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Naval Station Norfolk.
The future Washington is the 14th Virginia-class nuclear submarine and the fourth Virginia-class Block III submarine. The ship began construction in 2011 and cost US$2.6 billion to build.
Block III Virginia-class submarines feature a redesigned bow, which replaces 12 individual launch tubes with two large-diameter Virginia Payload Tubes, each capable of launching six Tomahawk cruise missiles, A US DoD release said today.
Virginia-class submarines are built to operate in the world's littoral and deep waters while conducting anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface ship warfare; strike warfare; special operation forces support; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions.
Their inherent stealth, endurance, mobility, and firepower directly enable them to support five of the six maritime strategy core capabilities - sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security, and deterrence.
Boeing and Lockheed Martin will be competing for a competition for unmanned submarines that can navigate autonomously for the US Navy. Boeing has developed a 51-foot long vessel, ‘Echo Voyager as part of the bid process for the US Navys unmanned submarines competition
Raytheon and General Dynamics Electric Boat developed new payload module for future US Navys Virginia-class fast-attack submarines will triple the number of Tomahawks the subs can carry. The Navys main conventional deep-strike weapon, Tomahawk is fired by surface ships and submarines to destroy high-value targets with lethal precision
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
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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has won a $57.8 million contract to perform planning for maintaining as well as modernizing USS Columbus submarine
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