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Britain/U.K. | Contracts - Modifications | Northrop-Grumman | Submarines | Support & Maintenance | Support Functions - Other | USA

$102M to NGC-NN to Help Maintain US Nuclear Submarines in FY 2011

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USS Seawolf [SSN 21]into Guam(click to view full) On Oct 1/10, the Pentagon announced a $102.7 million contract modification to Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. in Newport News, VA to support the US nuclear submarine fleet, from the SSN fast attack boats of the SSN-688/I Los Angeles, SSN-774 Virginia, and SSN-21 Seawolf classes to the Ohio Class’ mix of SSBN nuclear missile carriers and SSGN special forces/ strike subs… Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will supply engineering, technical, design, configuration management, integrated logistics support, database management, research and development, modernization, trade, and industrial support services, which will also include special mission submersible interfaces for add-on vehicles like the SDVs, work at submarine support facilities, and, strangely, “foreign military sales programs.” The latter could be a reference to similar Trident nuclear missile systems in Britain’s Vanguard Class SSBNs. This contract was not competitively procured by US Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and is expected to be complete by September 2011 (N00024-10-C-2102). The announcement says that $29.8 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, but does not give an exact contract date. The likely date is Sept 30/10, the […]

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