Acting SECNAV Names Two Newest Virginia-Class Subs for Greatest-Gen Heroes of Pearl Harbor

December 23, 2019 – The Navy will name its two newest Virginia-class (SSN 774) fast-attack nuclear submarines after the American heroes of the Greatest Generation who perished in the former USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Arizona (BB-39), bringing those hallowed names back into active-duty service after more than three quarters of a century. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B.…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract For Construction of Virginia-Class Block V Submarines

December 2, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division and teaming partner General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $22 billion contract to build nine Virginia-class submarines for the U.S. Navy. The Block V contract allows Newport News and Electric Boat to continue the modernization of the fleet of nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines over…

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US Navy Contract Announcement December 2, 2019

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. (GDEB), Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $22,209,893,409 fixed-price-incentive, multi-year modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-17-C-2100 for construction of nine Virginia-class submarines, eight with Virginia Payload Module (VPM), from fiscal 2019 to fiscal 2023. The contract modification includes spare material and an option for one additional submarine with VPM. If the option is exercised, the cumulative value…

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Navy to Christen Submarine Oregon

October 2, 2019 – The Navy will christen its newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. The submarine’s sponsor is Mrs. Dana Richardson. The ceremony will be highlighted by…

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Huntington Ingalls Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware

Aug 31, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791). The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the surface and…

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Submarine Support Contracts

August 13, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $80 million to provide propulsion valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine and Columbia-class submarines programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) to support ship construction and spare parts procurement and General Dynamics Electric Boat…

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BAE Systems payload tubes to increase Virginia class strike capability

July 25, 2019 – BAE Systems has received a follow-on contract to produce 28 more payload tubes for the U.S. Navy’s Block V Virginia-class attack submarines. Under the contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a builder of the Virginia class, BAE Systems will deliver seven sets of four tubes each for the Virginia Payload Modules (VPM). The Navy is adding…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of New Jersey (SSN 796)

March 19, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony today for the Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796). “We enjoy participating in the Navy’s many traditions,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. “They offer us an opportunity to pause and reflect on our daily work and remind the…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Launches Delaware (SSN 791)

December 17, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) into the water for the first time at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a three-day process that began last Wednesday, the 7,800-ton submarine was moved out of a construction facility and into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system.…

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General Dynamics Awarded $346 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Submarine Work

December 10, 2018 – General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $346.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract modification, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine…

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Newport News Shipbuilding Division Christens Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791)

October 20, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) christened the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) this morning at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States and the ship’s sponsor, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine against the hull, celebrating the latest milestone of the newest U.S. Navy vessel prior to its…

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USS Indiana Brought to Life, Commissioned in Port Canaveral

October 1, 2018 – USS Indiana, the third submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state, was brought to life by its sponsor, Diane K. Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, the former director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and commander, Submarine Forces, Sept. 29, 2018. Before giving the order to bring the ship to…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes to Submarine Construction Programs

August 22, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today leadership changes to the submarine construction programs at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Jason Ward has been promoted to vice president of Columbia-class submarine construction. Dave Bolcar (pictured above), who served as vice president of all submarine construction, encompassing both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs, has assumed the role of…

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded $28 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy’s Virginia-Class Submarine Program

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $28 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines. The award was received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) to support ship construction and spare parts procurement. The contract includes FY18 orders for two ship sets of submarine propulsion plant valves and spares.…

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