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US Navy awards $91 mln contract to General Dynamics


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GROTON, CONNECTICUT (BNS): The US Navy has awarded a $91.2 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat for providing lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.

Under the contract, Electric Boat will develop, maintain and update design drawings and data, including technology insertions, for each Virginia-class submarine throughout its construction and post-shakedown availability periods.

Additionally, Electric Boat will perform research and development work required to evaluate new technology to be inserted in newly built Virginia-class ships, according to a news release by General Dynamics.

The contract has a potential value of $881 million through 2014 if all options are exercised and funded.

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