USS Virginia (SSN-774)... The Virginia class (or SSN-774 class) is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) in service with the United States Navy. The submarines are designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions. They were conceived as a less expensive alternative to the Seawolf class attack submarines, designed during the Cold War era, and they are planned to replace the older of the Los Angeles-class submarines,
NSSN Virginia Class Attack Submarine, U.S. attack subs are ready to counter this threats from Third World countries as well as other missions ranging from intelligence collection and special forces delivery to anti-ship and missile attacks on land targets.
The USS New Mexico, a Virginia-class submarine, was commissioned in 2010. It is the second US Navy ship to be named after that state.