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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Navy says new attack submarine to be named USS Montana

Virginia class SSNOne of the U.S. Navy's new attack submarines will be named the USS Montana.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the designation for one of 10 planned Virginia-class submarines to be built over the next decade during a Wednesday ceremony in Billings. Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, Gov. Steve Bullock and Billings Mayor Tom Hanel also attended.

The 377-foot-long USS Montana will cost an estimated $2 billion.

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