The Electric Boat unit of General Dynamics this week started building the yet-unnamed SSS-787 Virginia-class attack submarine — the 13th vessel of the class and the second to begin construction this year. This is the first time in 22 years the Navy is building two same-class subs in the same year, the service notes. The Navy pursued the two-per-year sub-building contracts to help curb costs and cut construction times. Electric Boat won the $1.2 billion construction contract in April. ...


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