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 March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Indonesia Partners with China on Maritime

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged increased maritime cooperation during the formers visit to China.   The joint

China Strengthens Maritime Ties with Pak

The Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong has pledged to deepen maritime security and military technology cooperation during

17 Countries for Maritime Security Training in Indonesia

Representatives from 17 countries would take part in the sixth Maritime Security Desktop Exercise that is scheduled to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from March 30 to April 1.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Winch
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: 0.1031 sec (10 req/sec)