American SSN Fleet ShrinksJune 12, 2013:
The U.S. Navy recently received the tenth of 30 Virginia class SSNs (nuclear attack sub). The Minnesota (SSN 783) arrived 11 months ahead of schedule and is the last of ten Block II Virginias. Five years ago the navy got its fifth Virginia eight months ahead of schedule and under budget as well. The Virginia’s are taking 5-6 years to build and are arriving at the rate of one a year. That will increase to one or two a year in order to replace the aging Los Angeles class boats.
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