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General Dynamics’ Electric Boat delivers attack submarine

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Groton, Conn.-based Electric Boat has delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Colorado to the U.S. Navy.

Electric Boat is a subsidiary of Falls Church-based General Dynamics.

The USS Colorado is the 15th ship of the Virginia Class, which the company says provides the Navy with the capabilities required to retain undersea dominance well into the 21st century.

Electric Boat is sharing construction of the first 28 ships of the class with Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding.

Virginia-class submarines displace 7,835 tons, with a hull length of 377 feet and a diameter of 34 feet. They are capable of speeds in excess of 25 knots and can dive to a depth greater than 800 feet, while carrying Mark 48 advanced capability torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Electric Boat’s three primary locations are in Groton and New London, Conn.; and Quonset Point, R.I. Its current workforce is approximately 15,800 employees.

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