Electric Boat redesigns Navy vessels to be more women friendly

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(WTNH) — Now that women are allowed on Navy submarines, Electric Boat is redesigning new vessels to be more women friendly.

They are going to lower overhead valves and make them easier to reach and turn.

Modifications will also be made to washrooms and sleeping areas.

The Navy lifted its ban on women on submarines in 2010.

The new subs are expected to be completed in 2021.

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