Our most current nuclear submarine

The $2.6 billion USS South Dakota (SSN 790), seen here in a picture illustration, is the latest, most-advanced addition to the United States Navy’s Virginia-class fleet of nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarines. The South Dakota was commissioned in February 2019 as the Navy’s 17 th Virginia-class submarine; the Navy intends to have 66 Virginia-class subs by2048

Here’s whatever we understand about the South Dakota and other Virginia-class subs, consisting of the USS Delaware (SSN 791), the next addition to the fleet, which is anticipated to start active duty this year.

Caption: Picture: U.S. Navy image illustration by Stan Bailey