General Atomics Awarded Manufacturing Contract for Columbia Class Submarine Bearing Support Structures

September 11, 2019 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to fabricate and deliver two large Bearing Support Structures (BSS’s) for the COLUMBIA Class submarines. “This contract leverages our extensive manufacturing competencies to ensure these critical structures are delivered to NSWCCD as the first new COLUMBIA Class submarine begins construction in October 2020,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We have a proven track record in the manufacture of First-Time Quality components and safety-critical…

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