US Navy awards GD Electric Boat contract modification

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $12.5m (£7.78m) contract modification by the US Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms.

Under this modification, the General Dynamics subsidiary will perform submarine research and development studies in support of a range of technology areas, including manufacturability, maintainability, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials.