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Naval Warfare

Newport News Shipbuilding launches Virginia-class submarine

4th March 2021 - 15:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Virginia-class SSNs are the replacement to the USN’s Los Angeles-class boats.

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on 3 March that the Virginia-class submarine Montana was launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.

The 7,800t submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in October 2020, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier, for final outfitting, testing and crew certification.

Currently, Montana is approximately 92% complete and scheduled to be delivered to the USN in late-2021.

The Virginia-class submarines, a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines, are built for a broad spectrum of open ocean and littoral missions to replace the USN’s Los Angeles-class submarines as they are retired.

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