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$71.9M to Complete USS Virginia Post-Shakedown Work

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SSN 744: shakedown cruise(click to view full) Getting a new class of submarine fully tweaked takes a while. General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, CT received a $71.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-96-C-2100) on Mar. 6, 2007, establishing the final price for the execution of the first-of-class USS Virginia [SSN 774] Post Shakedown Availability to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing, and other work. It will be performed in Groton, CT (99%) and Quonset Point, R.I. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair in Groton, CT issued the contract. Work of this nature has been ongoing; $15.5 million was spent in December 2005 on similar efforts. The 2nd ship USS Texas [SSN 775] is also in the middle of post-shakedown modifications.

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