Submarine Industrial  Base Council

SSN / SSGN

A critical component of the U.S. Navy’s undersea warfare dominance is the superior speed, stealth and fire-power of its nuclear powered attack submarines (SSNs) and nuclear powered guided missile submarines (SSGNs).

Navy File: 130607-O-ZZ999-010
WASHINGTON (June 7, 2013) In an undated file photo provided by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783) is shown during sea trials. The last of the Block II Virginia-class submarines was delivered to the Navy June 6, 2013, nearly 11 months ahead of schedule. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

SSN and SSGN submarines give the Navy unparalleled stealth to carry out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions and affect operations ashore through undersea strike or covert deployment of Special Operations Forces.  SSNs are also designed to engage in mine warfare, seek out and destroy enemy ships, and support battle group operations. 

To learn more about SSN and SSGN programs click on the links below.