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From USNI News: Virginia Block VI Subs Will Focus on Special Operations, Unmanned

 

By: Megan Eckstein
May 13, 2019 7:11 PM
May 13 (USNI News) — NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Virginia-class attack submarine program office is in the early stages of determining what its Block VI design might look like and what payloads it would need to accommodate, the program manager said last week.

After some concerns that the Virginia-class hull design was beginning to run out of margin to add new capabilities, the program office is now spending 2019 looking at its options and will begin to make some final decisions next year, Capt. Chris Hanson said during a panel presentation at the Navy League’s annual Sea Air Space conference.

Read more here: https://news.usni.org/2019/05/13/virginia-sub-block-vi-will-focus-on-special-operations-unmanned

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