Supporting the Nuclear Submarine Fleet(s)

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SSBN Vanguard Class(click to view cutaway) A series of contracts have been issued over the last week or so that involve maintenance and related activities for the USA and UK’s nuclear submarine fleets. The 3 contracts total $168.7 million between them, and were issued to General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. Submarine types covered include the SSN-688 Los Angeles Class, SSN-21 Seawolf Class, and SSN-774 Virginia Class, the SSGN-726 special forces/strike Ohio Class, and ballistic missile submarines of the SSBN-730 Ohio/Henry M Jackson Class and the UK’s SSBN Vanguard Class, as well as activities related to the Trident II D5 nuclear missile and associated systems. SSBN-726 Class, tubes open Oct 30/06: General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation in Groton, CT received a $58.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification under previously awarded contract N00024-04-C-2100, for consolidated design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines. Note that since the 1950s, all US submarines have been nuclear-powered; current serving designs in the US Navy include the SSN Los Angeles, Seawolf and Virginia classes, the SSGN Ohio Class, and the SSGN Ohio/Henry M Jackson Class missile subs. This modification provides for updated drawings and related data that document ship configurations and […]

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