Future USS Montana Nuclear Submarine has been Launched
The future nuclear submarine, the USS Montana, has officially launched and is awaiting commissioning before entering service.
Bill Whitsitt of the USS Montana Committee gave KGVO News details of the state’s nuclear submarine of the same name.
“She is in the water and this is a wonderful milestone for the ship to be completed and the naval fleet operational in about a year,” said Whitsitt. “It’s been a long time getting to this point, but like I said, it is fast and that is a very important milestone.”
Whitsitt provided more details about the USS Montana and its mission.
“This is a state-of-the-art Virginia-class nuclear rapid attack submarine that really has a lot of mission capabilities that we need in dangerous places around the world today, whether in Asia, the Indo-Pacific or elsewhere,” he said. “It has been under construction since 2015.”
Whitsitt said the USS Montana was being equipped with its full weapons package and the crew had already worked hard on their new boat.
“It will be done with all of its weapon systems and completion,” he said. “It is 92% complete at this point, and the crew has received extensive training on all systems on board the ship. For almost a year, although they were ashore in a large facility, they actually kept watch around the clock on the nuclear reactor because it has been supplied with fuel and tested for some time. “
It may already be known that the majority of the crew aboard the USS Montana are loyal Montana Grizzly fans, as evidenced by the boat itself.
“The Navy designers who made the emblem, which can also be seen on our website. If you scroll through the news blogs there is quite a bit about the emblem. But the emblem actually has a grizzly growling in the bow wave as the boat prepares for the dive. “
Whitsitt said the captain and crew will find a way to involve the Bobcats, but it is well known how uncomfortable cats are in the water. An attempt may be made to include a full-size Bobcat in one of the measurement areas.
As a result of the team agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat, around 10,000 shipbuilders and suppliers from all 50 states have taken part in the construction of the USS Montana since work began in 2015.
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