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NSSN Virginia Class Attack Submarine

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posted on Dec, 29 2006 @ 05:25 AM
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Virginia Class
General Dynamics subsidiary Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, CT received a $1.27 billion modification to previously awarded multi-year contract N00024-03-C-2101 for construction of the FY 2007 SSN-774 Virginia Class attack submarine [SSN 782] and advance procurement funding for the FY 2008 submarine [SSN 783]. Work will be performed in Groton, CT (30%), Quonset Point, RI (15%) and Newport News, VA (15%), with other efforts performed at various sites throughout the United States (40%). Work is expected to be complete by April 2014. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC issued the contract (N00024-03-C-2101/ Mod P00011).

The Virginia Class new attack submarine is an advanced stealth multi-mission nuclear-powered submarine for deep ocean anti-submarine warfare and littoral (shallow water) operations.

"The Virginia Class new attack submarine is an advanced stealth multi-mission nuclear-powered submarine."Although the Seawolf submarine was developed to provide an eventual replacement for the US Navy Los Angeles Class submarines in combating the Soviet forces, the prohibitive unit cost and changing strategic requirements led to the US Navy defining a smaller new-generation attack submarine.

The Electric Boat division of General Dynamics, Connecticut is the lead design authority for the Virginia Class. General Dynamics Electric Boat has built the first of class – Virginia (SSN 774) and Northrop Grumman Newport News the second – Texas (SSN 775).

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click onto to larger. Virginia Class cutaway
sub specs
The propulsor duct is very interesting indeed.
Sweet looking sub for all occasions




posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 03:44 PM
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So they have finally cut loose some more money for the next two submarines in the series. Intresting. I had not heard this as of yet.

Was wondering when this was going to transpire in lieu of all the other drama going on now days.

Thanks for the info.
Orangetom


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posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 04:31 PM
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good stuff, thanks for the information.



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