US Navy to commission attack submarine Indiana

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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