Huntington Ingalls, General Dynamics Achieve Pressure Hull Completion Milestone for Virginia-Class ‘Indiana’ Submarine

Virginia-class-submarineHuntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary have completed the pressure hull construction phase of a submarine development project for the U.S. Navy.

HII said Tuesday the team has joined the hull sections of Indiana, the 16th Virginia-class submarine, to form a single watertight unit for the vessel scheduled for delivery to the Navy in the third quarter of 2017.

“We are on track to meet our budget and schedule commitments to the Navy, and I'm proud of the progress that the Newport News Shipbuilding-General Dynamics Electric Boat team is making,“ said Jim Hughes, vice president of submarines and fleet support for HII’s Newport News division.

The team has completed at least 82 percent of the ship after surpassing the latest milestone prior to the ship’s christening.

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