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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Virginia-class Block III attack submarine Illinois (SSN 786) Delivered Early to the US Navy

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the Virginia-class, on Aug. 27, early to its contract delivery date. Illinois is the ninth consecutive Virginia-class submarine to deliver early to the U.S. Navy. Illinois is the third Block III submarine of the series, featuring a revised bow with a Large Aperture Bow (LAB) sonar array, as well as technology from Ohio-class SSGNs (the Virginia Payload Module: 2 VLS tubes each containing 6 missiles)

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