Electric Boat wins $35.9m US Navy submarines contract

Electric Boat, a subsidiary of complex systems integrator General Dynamics, has been awarded a $35.9m (£2.2m) US Navy contract to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms.

Under the contract’s terms, Electric Boat will perform concept formulation studies in support of a wide range of technology areas, including manufacturability, maintainability, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials.

It will conduct research-and-development work in areas including manning, hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety.

The contract also supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options, future submarine concepts and core technologies.