General Dynamics Electric Boat receives $84 million Navy contract modification

GROTON, Conn. General Dynamics Electric Boat will continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement submarine and the UK’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine with an $83.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy.

The modification will provide funding for 17 tactical missile tubes – 12 for the UK Successor ; four for the Ohio replacement ; and one for the Strategic Weapons System - Ashore test facility. It is expected that 241 missile tubes will be manufactured over the life of the program.

This U.S. Navy five-year, $1.85 billion contract was initially awarded to in December 2012 to perform research and development (R&D) work for the Navy’s next-generation ballistic-missile submarine. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021, and the potential value of the overall contract is $2.3 billion.

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