US Navy awards submarine services contract to GD

14 November 2011 (Last Updated November 14th, 2011 04:35)

The US Navy has placed orders with General Dynamic’s (GD) subsidiary Electric Boat to provide support yard services for moored training ships and reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines.

The US Navy has placed orders with General Dynamic's (GD) subsidiary Electric Boat to provide support yard services for moored training ships and reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines.

Under the $21.1m contract, the company will work on submarine life cycle from concept formulation and design through construction, maintenance and modernisation, as well as inactivation and disposal.

The contract's cumulative value could reach $121.2m through 2016 if all options are exercised and funded.

Work on the contract will be carried out by the company's engineering and design organisation.