Astute contract win for General Dynamics

General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $23 million to provide design assistance in the development and production of the Astute-class nuclear attack submarine for the UK’s Royal Navy.

General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $23 million contract modification to provide design assistance in the development and production of the Astute-class nuclear attack submarine for the Royal Navy.

The award modifies a contract initially announced in March 2003 and brings the total value of the work to $52.7 million.

Under the contract, Electric Boat will provide the resources required to complete timely, high-quality drawing outputs to support the production program of the Astute-class submarines.

Ninety percent of the work will be performed in Groton; the remainder will be done in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK.

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