US Navy to commission new sub in September

The US Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789), will be commissioned at the navy port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 29, 2018.

It will be the sixteenth Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet.

Indiana has special features to support SOF, including a reconfigurable torpedo room which can accommodate a large number of SOF and all their equipment for prolonged deployments and future off-board payloads.

Also, in Virginia-class SSNs, traditional periscopes have been replaced by two photonics masts that host visible and infrared digital cameras atop telescoping arms.

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