HII exec: Substantial investment needed to build three Virginia-class subs a year

By Aidan Quigley / August 2, 2021 at 4:54 PM
The industrial base is not currently capable of building three Virginia-class submarines a year, a Huntington Ingalls Industries executive told reporters Monday. Jennifer Boykin, the president of HII's Newport News Shipbuilding, told reporters at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space conference that a substantial investment is needed for the industrial base to be able to build three Virginia-class submarines a year. "The bottom line is the enterprise would require significant investment in capacity, not just at the yards, but throughout the entire...

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