Electric Boat wins big sub contract

Published on Monday, 25 September 2017 21:59
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

GROTON - General Dynamics Electric Boat was awarded $5.1 billion contract to design the U.S. Navy’s next ballistic-missile submarine on Thursday.

The Integrated Product and Process Development contract includes funding for component and technology development as well as continued development of the Common Missile Compartment, which will be integrated into both the navy’s new SSBN and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class strategic missile submarine.

The contract follows a five-year, $1.85 billion deal in December 2012 to perform research and development work for the navy’s new class of ballistic-missile submarines.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020. The navy plans to build a fleet of 12 new SSBNs.

General Dynamics Electric Boat has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of U.S. Navy submarines.

As an industry leader, Electric Boat is committed to applying its technical strengths and business expertise to effectively manage the challenges of nuclear-submarine production.

The company’s three main locations are in Groton, New London and Quonset Point, RI. They employ approximately 15,800.

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or aderosa@centralctcommunications.com

Posted in The Bristol Press, Manufacturing on Monday, 25 September 2017 21:59. Updated: Monday, 25 September 2017 22:02.