To improve productivity, the facility has two new cranes that can move the entire length of the facility and are capable of lifting up to 20 and 120 metric tons, respectively. Additionally, the SMOF is equipped with new fixed and re-configurable staging that can be easily positioned to the submarine modules.The U.S Navy's newest class of attack submarines, Virginia-class submarines use advanced technologies to increase firepower, maneuverability and stealth. The 377-foot-long submarines are capable of submerged speeds of more than 25 knots and can stay submerged for up to three months at a time. Through a partnership between NNS and General Dynamics Electric Boat, this program has been recognized as the best shipbuilding program in the Navy and one of the best acquisition programs in the Department of Defense.
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