Navy to Award Nuclear Power Submarine Contract in April

The U.S. Navy's latest budget justification documents reveal plans to award the fourth contract under the Virginia-class submarine program in April, Inside Defense reported Wednesday.

The contract calls for 10 nuclear-powered submarines in the Block V configuration and cover fiscal years 2019 through 2023. All of these future units would include acoustic superiority modifications, and seven among them will feature the Virginia Payload Module, a four-tube launcher made to shoot out 28 missiles.

The Virginia Payload is designed to make up for the retirement of the Navy's guided missile submarines in the mid-2020s, the documents reported.

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