posted on Dec, 29 2006 @ 05:25 AM
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).
click onto to larger. Virginia Class cutaway
The propulsor duct is very interesting indeed.
Sweet looking sub for all occasions