Additional Funds to GDEB for SSN Virginia Class Lead Yard Services
General Dynamics subsidiary Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, CT received a $116.4 million modification to previously awarded contract for lead yard services, and for development studies and design efforts, related to the US Navy’s new SSN-774 Virginia Class attack submarines. Under the terms of this modification, the company will update and support design drawings and data for each Virginia Class submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and PSA. Electric Boat also will provide all engineering and related lead-yard services necessary for maintenance and support of Virginia-class submarine specifications. Finally, GDEB will conduct development studies supporting the submarine’s design and design improvements, preliminary and detail component and system design, and integration of design, test, logistics, production and system engineering. The data collected during the studies will be used to identify and evaluate potential technologies for insertion into future Virginia Class submarines.
Work will be performed in Groton, CT (97 percent); Newport, RI (2%); and Quonset, RI (1%), and is expected to be complete by October 2007. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., issued this contract. A July 2007 General Dynamics release states that the contract will be worth $890 million if all options are exercised and funded; the total period of performance is through September 2009. The contract was initially awarded in October 2005, and previous contracts under the N00024-05-C-2103 designation have included:
- $ 61.5 million – Sept 27/06
- $ 30.6 million – June 8/06, targeted to design improvements
- $107.3 million – Oct 3/05