Strategic attack subs to see design support after Electric Boat wins contract

FALLS CHURCH, Va. General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. has been awarded a $173.8 million contract for submarine design and engineering support for the U.S. Navy.

Photo by CPO Darryl I.Wood courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

The Groton, Conn., company will provide engineering, technical, design agent, and planning yard support for the Navy's operational strategic and attack submarines, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

Under the new contract, which runs through September 2023, the company is responsible for technical trade support, training and facility support, research development test and evaluation program support, and other analytical work for the Navy.

Ship-specific tasks listed in the announcement also include engineering of hull, mechanical and electrical structures, configuration change program design, technical trade support, and modernization of submarine or submersible systems.

The contract includes options which could adjust its value to over $1 billion over the roughly four-year timetable.