Business

December 11, 2017
 

General Dynamics awarded $432 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-class sub work

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $432 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.

Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine design improvements. Additionally, Electric Boat will perform research and development work required to evaluate new technologies to be inserted in newly built Virginia-class ships, including the Virginia Payload Module.

Initially awarded in August 2016, the contract has a potential value of $900 million through November 2018.

This work will engage Electric Boat’s engineering and design organization, which comprises more than 5,000 employees. Possessing proven technical capabilities, these employees work on all facets of the submarine life cycle from concept formulation and design through construction, maintenance and modernization, and eventually to inactivation and disposal.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – October 19, 2018

News Air Force identifies Guard pilot killed in Ukraine crash – The U.S. Air Force on Oct 17 identified the American pilot killed in a crash of a Ukrainian Su-27 aircraft as Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, of the California Air National Guard.   Super Hornet engine catches fire in flight – A Super Hornet...
 
 

News Briefs – October 19, 2018

Koreas, U.S.-led UN Command discuss disarming border area North and South Korea and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said that the Oct. 16 talks at the Panmunjom...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

The Stunt Pilot Ace

Courtesy photograph Robert L. Scott  Gen. Robert L. Scott was a man that needed no introduction in America for decades. As one of the Flying Tiger pilots in China during World War II, the West Point graduate became the hero th...