Huntington Ingalls Industries launches Virginia-class submarine Delaware

Huntington Ingalls Industries launched the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Delaware into the water for the first time at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division on Monday, December 17.

The future USS Delaware is the eighteenth Virginia-class submarine built as part of the teaming agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat and the ninth to be delivered by Newport News.

The submarine is scheduled to be delivered to the US Navy in 2019.

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