US Navy awards General Dynamics submarine contract

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $21.1m contract to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support yard services for moored training ships.

The contract has a potential value of $121.2m through 2016 if all options are exercised and funded.

This work will engage Electric Boat’s engineering and design organisation, which comprises more than 3,000 employees.

These employees work on all facets of the submarine life cycle, including concept formulation,design, construction, maintenance, modernisation, inactivation and disposal.