Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), America’s largest shipbuilder and main supplier of mission-driven protection applied sciences, on Saturday delivered the latest Virginia-class fast-attack submarine to the U.S. Navy. Montana (SSN 794), which efficiently accomplished sea trials final month, is the tenth Virginia-class submarine to be delivered by HII’s Newport Information Shipbuilding division and the twenty first constructed as a part of the teaming settlement with Normal Dynamics’ Electrical Boat. The 7,800-ton submarine was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier, for remaining outfitting,

Greater than 10,000 shipbuilders from Newport Information Shipbuilding and Electrical Boat have participated in Montana’s building for the reason that work started in Might 2015. The submarine was christened by the ship’s sponsor, former U.S. Secretary of the Inside Sally Jewell, throughout a ceremony in September 2020. Montana is the third of the 10-ship group of Virginia-class submarines often known as Block IV. Block IV submarines incorporate design adjustments targeted on decreased whole possession price. By making smaller-scale design adjustments, the Navy will improve the size of time between upkeep stops and improve the variety of deployments.


Newport Information Shipbuilding division lately reached a major building milestone by efficiently launching the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794). The ship was christened on Sept. 12, 2020, and is scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Navy in late 2021. (Picture by Matt Hildreth/HII)

“We proceed to be happy with our partnership with the U.S. Navy in delivering probably the most superior ships on the earth to our warfighters,” stated Jason Ward, Newport Information Shipbuilding vice chairman of Virginia-class submarine building. “The outcomes of the Navy’s board of inspection and survey throughout sea trials are a testomony to our priorities of security and high quality. We’re happy with our staff of shipbuilders for delivering these crucial capabilities to the Navy and the nation.”

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest navy shipbuilding firm and a supplier {of professional} companies to companions in authorities and business. For greater than a century, HII’s Newport Information and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have constructed extra ships in additional ship courses than every other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Options division helps nationwide safety missions across the globe with unmanned methods, protection and federal options, and nuclear and environmental companies. Headquartered in Newport Information, Virginia, HII employs greater than 42,000 folks working each domestically and internationally.

Virginia-class attack submarine Montana (SSN 794) has successfully completed initial sea trials.
Virginia-class assault submarine Montana (SSN 794) efficiently accomplished preliminary sea trials in February 2022.