According to the U.S. Navy, there will be a christening of the future USS Indiana, the newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, on Saturday at the shipyard of Huntington Ingalls in Newport News, Virginia.

"The christening of the future USS Indiana brings this technological marvel one step closer to joining the world's preeminent submarine force," said the Honorable Sean Stackley, acting secretary of the Navy. "Thanks to the hard work, dedication and unparalleled skill of our nation's shipbuilders, who continue to produce the finest submarines in the world, our Navy will continue to dominate the undersea domain long into the future."

Virginia-class submarines are built with a reactor plant so it will not have to be refueled during its planned life. It will also be capable of attacking targets ashore with Tomahawk cruise missiles and can conduct covert long-term surveillance of land, said the Navy.

According to the Navy, this will be the third U.S. Navy ship to be christened with the name, Indiana. The ceremony will be live streamed on the Navy Live blog, as Vice President Mike Pence delivers the ceremony's principal address.