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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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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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