Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Building submarines for tomorrow
- U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
- vol. 130, no. 6, 38139, pp. 51-54
"The nuclear-powered Virginia SSN-774-class attack submarine [here, the lead unit Virginia] and guided-missile submarine programs will give the Navy the capability to covertly collect intelligence and then act quickly and decisively across a range of missions in the world's oceans and littorals. In 1989 General Dynamics Electric Boat initiated a comprehensive review of nuclear submarine design and construction practices that promised to reduce acquisition and life-cycle costs. To design such a submarine the Navy worked with Electric Boat using an integrated Design Manufacturing System to help reduce program costs."