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Navy Announces Commision for 17th Virginia-Class Submarine

The U.S. Navy is set to commission the newest Virginia-class submarine during a ceremony this Saturday in Groton, Conn. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., will be administering the principal address of the future USS South Dakota's commissioning ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, the service branch said Wednesday.

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Navy Takes in 13th Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy received pre-commissioning unit USS Illinois attack submarine on Saturday from General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary. USS Illinois, the 13th nuclear-powered submarine of the Navy’s Virginia class, arrived ahead of the contract delivery date, the service branch said Monday. “Our plan is to have Illinois out on operations next year, going from construction start …

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Navy Eyes Production Rate Increase for Virginia-Class Submarines

The U.S. Navy is looking into the possibility of shipbuilders constructing three Virginia-class nuclear submarines a year for the military branch in the coming years, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Kris Osborn writes General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division have built Virginia-class submarines at …

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