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General Dynamics Delivers Submarine Hawaii

December 27, 2006

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat delivered the Hawaii (SSN-776), the nation's newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics At a brief shipyard ceremony, Electric Boat President John Casey said Hawaii's early delivery has important implications for the future of the Virginia-class program. Hawaii is the third ship of the Virginia Class, the Navy's first major class of combatant ships designed with the post-Cold War security environment in mind. Approved nearly four years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Virginia-class submarines embody warfighting and operational capabilities required to dominate the littorals


 
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