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Huntington Ingalls Tests Navy’s Washington Submarine at Sea

Huntington Ingalls Tests Navy's Washington Submarine at Sea - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Huntington Ingalls Tests Navy's Washington Submarine at Sea - top government contractors - best government contracting eventHuntington Ingalls Industries has tested the components, systems and compartments of the U.S. Navy‘s future nuclear-powered attack submarine Washington (SSN 787) during an initial round of sea trials.

Washington is built through a teaming agreement between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and General Dynamics’ Electric Boat subsidiary. HII said Monday.

The Virginia-class submarine functioned at a high speed underwater and on the surface during the tests.

NNS and Electric Boat began construction work on Washington in September 2011 as part of the former’s two-submarine-per-year build plan under the VCS program.

The Navy will receive the submarine after acceptance trials are completed.

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