Virginia (SSN 774) Class Submarine Program Achieves Multiple Milestones

Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The Virginia Class Submarine Program (VCSP) achieved Initial Operating Capability, when USS Virginia (SSN 774) successfully completed her Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) and began regular fleet service.

Upon completion of Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, also known as Operational Evaluation, and certification by the Type Commander in the spring of 2009, VCSP will reach Full Operational Capability. The Virginia class is the first post-Cold War submarine and is designed to support multiple missions, from the littorals to the open ocean, and is a key asset in the war on terror. Some of these missions include precision strike operations; operational support to Special Operations Forces; and gather intelligence, perform surveillance, and conduct reconnaissance missions.

VCSP will also celebrate two important milestones over a two-week span this spring. First, North Carolina's (SSN 777) Christening at Northrop Grumman Newport News, in Newport News, Va. on Apr. 21, and then Hawaii's (SSN 775) Commissioning at the Submarine Base, New London in New London, Conn., on May 5.

By Team Submarine Public Affairs

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Mexican Navy Delegation Visits NSSA

The U.S. Navy reported that its Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) welcomed the Mexican Navy Delegation to Building CEP-200, Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21 for

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die

Today in U.S. Naval History: August 22

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 22 1912 - Birthday of Dental Corps 1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy receives

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1012 sec (10 req/sec)