An official U.S. military organization has voiced a concern that many naval experts have had for some time: whether the Navy’s Virginia-class submarine, the nation’s centerpiece undersea warfare weapon, can perform one of its main missions—finding, tracking and defeating enemy diesel-electric subs. In its annual report on select major Defense Department programs released earlier this year, the Pentagon Director of Operational Testing and Evaluation (DOTE) questioned how effective ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Virginia Subs’ Stealth Challenged".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.