VIDEO OF THE DAY: Port Canaveral Tugs Assist U.S. Navy Nuclear-Powered Submarine

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ABOVE VIDEO: Port Canaveral tugs were recently seen assisting what appears to be a Virginia class U.S. Navy nuclear-powered cruise missile fast-attack submarines out of Port Canaveral. (Pam Hepp Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral tugs were recently seen assisting what appears to be a Virginia class U.S. Navy nuclear-powered cruise missile fast-attack submarines out of Port Canaveral.

Designed by General Dynamics’s Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Virginia-class submarines are the United States Navy’s latest undersea warfare platform which incorporates the latest in stealth, intelligence gathering and weapons systems technology.

Virginia-class submarines are designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions, including anti-submarine warfare and intelligence gathering operations.

They are scheduled to replace older Los Angeles-class submarines, many of which have already been decommissioned.

Virginia-class submarines will be acquired through 2043, and are expected to remain in service until at least 2060, with later submarines expected to remain into the 2070s.

– Wikipedia contributed to this report.

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