The US Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Indiana, on Saturday, September 29.
The future Indiana is the sixteenth Virginia-class fast attack submarine.
The submarine, which began construction in 2012, will be the third US Navy ship to be christened with the name Indiana.
Like its Virginia-class sisters, the future Indiana is built to operate in littoral and deep waters while conducting anti-submarine warfare (ASW); anti-surface ship warfare; strike warfare; special operations forces support; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions.
The submarine was built by Huntington Ingalls Industries.
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