Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

USS Missouri submarine completes first voyage

USS Missouri submarine. A file photo.

GROTON (BNS): USS Submarine Missouri (SSN-780) has returned to the Electric Boat shipyard after successfully completing its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.

Missouri (SSN-780) is the seventh Virginia-class attack submarine of the United States Navy.

Under the alpha sea trials, Missouri was tested in a range of submarine and propulsion-plant operations. The ship was allowed to move in high-speed over and below the surface, to demonstrate the mission capability of its propulsion system.

The sea trials were directed by US Navy Adm. Kirkland Donald, director – Naval Nuclear Propulsion. Many other officers’, commander, Captain also participated in the sea trials of Missouri.

"It was a superb effort by everyone involved, and reflects the commitment of the US Navy/industry team to sustain the success of the Virginia-class submarine programme. I deeply appreciate the contributions made by the Navy personnel, shipbuilders and suppliers who made it happen," Electric Boat President John P. Casey, said in a company news release.

Over 18 submarines building contract has been given to Electric Boat and its major sub-contractor, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding for a planned 30-ship Virginia Class. Under the contract, the construction will be done in two shipyards.


Other Related News

Army exploring India's military heritage under project Udbhav

The Army has explored the epic battles of the Mahabharata, heroic exploits of eminent military figures and India's rich heritage in statecraft under a project that aims to enrich the nation's outlook in the defence domain, Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande has said.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2023

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery