General Dynamics to Christen Submarine South Dakota on Saturday

General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen South Dakota (SSN 790), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Deanie Dempsey is the ship’s sponsor. She is the wife of retired U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be the event’s principal speaker. The submarine South Dakota is the 17th ship of the Virginia Class….

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US Navy Contracts October 11, 2017

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $20,596,056 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2104) for planning and execution of USS Washington (SSN 787) post-delivery work period. Electric Boat will perform planning and execution efforts including long-lead-time material procurement in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and other work on USS Washington during its scheduled post-delivery work period. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia (99 percent); and Groton, Connecticut (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by February, 2018. Fiscal…

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General Dynamics Delivers Submarine Colorado

General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Colorado (SSN 788) to the U.S. Navy September 21st. Colorado is the 15th ship of the Virginia Class, which provides the Navy with the capabilities required to retain undersea dominance well into the 21st century. Colorado is also the fifth of the eight-ship group of Virginia-class submarines known as Block III. These ships embody a Navy and industry commitment to reduce costs while increasing capabilities through an initiative comprising a multi-year procurement strategy, improvements in construction practices and the Design For…

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General Dynamics Awarded $115 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Submarine Work

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $115.3 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract modification, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine design improvements. Additionally, Electric Boat will perform research and development work required to evaluate new technologies to be inserted in newly built Virginia-class ships, including the Virginia Payload Module. The contract was initially awarded…

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US Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

February 22, 2017 – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia; General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California; Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi; and VT Halter Marine, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi. The combined total value of the awards is approximately $20 million. The objective of the studies are to identify design and systems approaches to reduce acquisition cost and…

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General Dynamics Awarded $126 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Block V Long Lead Time Material

February 16, 2017 – General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $126.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy for long lead time material for the first two Block V Virginia-class submarines, SSN-802 and SSN-803. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The contract provides funding for steam and electric-plant components, the main propulsion units and ship-service turbine generators, and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical-system components to support construction of the two submarines beginning in fiscal year 2019. Block V will include submarines with the Virginia Payload…

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