Navy submarine development contracts won by General DynamicsNews
March 05, 2014
GROTON, CT. General Dynamics Electric Boat won two contract modifications from the U.S. Navy for submarine work. The total value is $35.8 million.
Under the first contract Electric Boat engineers will provide advanced submarine research and development studies to support a range of technology areas such as manufacturability, survivability, maintainability, hydrodynamics, materials, and acoustics. Company experts will also perform research and development work in hull integrity, manning, performance, logistics, ship control, safety, and weapons handling. The award supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, core technologies, and future submarine concepts. This contract could potentially be worth about $710.6 million over five years.
For the second contract Electric Boat personnel will continue to develop the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Ohio replacement submarine. Electric Boat engineers will then procure missile tube long-lead-time material and design and manufacture hardware. IThis five-year, $1.85 billion contract calls for Electric Boat experts to conduct research and development work for the Navy’s next-generation ballistic-missile submarine, which is expected to begin construction in 2021. The potential value of this contract overall is $2.3 billion.