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Huntington Ingalls Concludes SSN 789 Initial Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Concludes SSN 789 Initial Sea Trials - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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HIIHuntington Ingalls Indutries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has finished conducting initial sea trials of its latest Virginia-class submarine.

In this phase of testing, the SSN 789 or Indiana submarine performed its first submergence and exhibited high-speed maneuvers under and above water, HII said Friday.

“We are pleased with how Indiana performed and look forward to continuing our testing program before we deliver the boat to the U.S. Navy later this year,” said Dave Bolcar, vice president of submarine construction at HII-NNS.

The company initiated SSN 789’s construction in 2012 and had the submarine christened in 2017.

HII is building the submarine under a partnership with General DynamicsElectric Boat subsidiary.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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