General Dynamics subsidiary Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, CT received a $1.27 billion modification to previously awarded multi-year contract N00024-03-C-2101 for construction of the FY 2007 SSN-774 Virginia Class attack submarine [SSN 782] and advance procurement funding for the FY 2008 submarine [SSN 783]. The award modifies an August 2003 contract for the construction of 6 Virginia-class submarines at a rate of one per year from FY 2003 through FY 2008; the total value of the contract is $8.4 billion. Work will be performed in Groton, CT (30%), Quonset Point, RI (15%) and Newport News, VA (15%), with other efforts performed at various sites throughout the United States (40%). Work is expected to be complete by April 2014. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC issued the contract (N00024-03-C-2101/ Mod P00011).
Our January 2006 DID coverage of $1.35 billion in related Virginia Class contracts discussed some of the advance procurement funding for SSN 782; it also highlighted and explained the joint shipbuilding program between Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman’s Newport News subsidiary. Thus far Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman, have received contracts to build 10 Virginia Class submarines. See General Dynamics release.