Composite components for the next 10 Virginia-class submarines to be built for the U.S. Navy are to be supplied by UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC said that under an agreement signed with Newport News Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, the components will be supplied through 2020 for the Block IV attack submarines.
Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrived in Muara, Brunei, Feb. 14 for a port visit as part of her maiden deployment to the Western Pacific.This port visit allows Sailors aboard Spruance to experience a new and different culture while representing the continued U.S. commitment to Southeast Asia, providing an opportunity to help strengthen the ties between two great nations.
USS Forth Worth (LCS-3)... USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) will be a Freedom class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She will be the first ship to be named after Fort Worth, Texas, the 16th-largest city in the United States.
USS Houston (SSN-713), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Houston, Texas. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 1 August 1975 and her keel was laid down on 29 January 1979. She was launched on 21 March 1981