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General Dynamics Draws USN Sub Assignment

Sept. 19, 2023
The U.S. Navy awarded $517 million to General Dynamics Electric Boat division to supply parts and materials for Virginia-class submarines over a five-year period.

General Dynamics was assigned a $517.3-million U.S. Navy contract to supply unique parts and materials, including spare parts, for Virginia-class submarines. The undefinitized order falls under a basic ordering agreement between the Navy and the General Dynamics Electric Boat division, which builds the fast-attack nuclear subs at its shipyards in Groton, Conn.

General Dynamics Electric Boat business unit is one of two major contractors building the new submarines, and the Navy recently assigned contracts for construction of two new subs, part of a broader plan to build a total of 66 submarines to replace an earlier-generation vessel, the Los Angeles-class subs.

Virginia-class submarines are designed for anti-submarine warfare and intelligence gathering operations. While the Virginia-class program has been underway for over two decades, the Navy plans a total of 66 of the new submarines and anticipates they will replace the Los Angeles-class subs over the coming decades.

Work under the new order is expected to be completed within five years, or September 2028.