Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou attended the naming and induction ceremony for the support ship Aias.
USN orders post-delivery work on USS Vermont
General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $13.09 million contract modification from the USN for ‘planning and execution of USS Vermont (SSN 792) post-delivery work period’, the DoD announced on 4 November.
Work on the first Block IV Virginia-class fast attack submarine will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by May 2022.
Construction of USS Vermont began in May 2014 and it was commissioned into the USN in April 2020 as the 19th Virginia-class boat. These submarines perform a range of key functions including anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, ISR, mine warfare and SOF transportation.
More from Naval Warfare
The Indian Navy's submarine-building programme has now reached the two-thirds point, with a fourth boat commissioned.
Value of heavyweight torpedo deal from NAVSEA exceeds $1 billion with the latest contract modification.
Austal USA — which built the Independence-class LCS vessels — could maintain them at bases in the Asia-Pacific region until late 2026.
Removing two Type 23 frigates from service early and extending the life of three others would enhance RN fleet availability, says Adm Sir Tony Radakin.
Brazil, Spain and the USN will receive lightweight torpedo components and common part kits.