HII Launches Virginia-Class Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)

HII announced April 28th that Virginia-class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier for final outfitting, testing…

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USS Washington Returns from Deployment

Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after successfully completing a scheduled deployment, Sunday, Feb. 27. Under the command of Cmdr. Eric Astle, Washington returns from a deployment where it executed the chief of naval operation’s maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. “I’m incredibly proud of the…

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Future USS Oregon Delivered to U.S. Navy

The Submarine Force’s newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), delivered to the U.S. Navy on Feb. 26. PCU Oregon is the twentieth Virginia Class submarine that are co-produced at General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) through a long-standing teaming agreement. Oregon is the eleventh Virginia Class delivered by GDEB and…

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Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement

The Navy has been procuring Virginia (SSN-774) class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) since FY1998, and a total of 34 have been procured through FY2021. Since FY2011, Virginia-class boats have been procured at a rate of two per year. Virginia-class boats scheduled for procurement in FY2019-FY2023 are being procured under a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract.

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Curtiss-Wright to Support Critical U.S. Naval Defense Platforms

May 25, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $130 million to provide propulsion valves, pumps and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics…

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