The global defence prime has been awarded a US$327.8 million US Navy contract for lead yard support, development studies and design efforts for Virginia Class submarines.
General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has secured a US$327.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification.
Electric Boat has been tasked with undertaking development studies and other work related to Virginia Class submarine design improvements, which include the incorporation of new technologies.
According to Electric Boat, the contract will engage the group’s engineering and design teams that comprise more than 5,000 employees, which are expected to work on all facets of the submarine life cycle.
The life cycle ranges from concept formulation and design through construction, maintenance and modernisation, and eventually to inactivation and disposal.
“Over the life of the Virginia program, the shipbuilders of Electric Boat have made improvements to the design of each ship,” Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, said.
“This lead yard services contract will fund critical research and development work to further advance the stealth, capability and superiority of the Virginia Class, providing our sailors with a greater advantage in the undersea domain.”
This comes just days after General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced it secured an IT system modernisation contract from the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).
The contract involves the provision of global engineering support to DIA’s core IT infrastructure to include system design, architecture, testing plans, and security accreditation.
The Infrastructure Services Enterprise Engineering task order, which forms part of the Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise indefinite-delivery, has an estimated value of US$100 million and includes a base period of one year, four option years, and one six-month option.
The task order is part of a broader initiative to develop the IT infrastructure of the US Department of Defence Intelligence Information System.
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