Navy contracts for USS Providence upgrades

Jan. 16, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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GROTON, Conn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been contracted by the U.S. Navy for submarine modernization and general repair work.

U.S. company General Dynamics says its Electric Boat business unit was awarded a $34.9 million submarine maintenance deal. Officials say the contract is for upgrades and maintenance on the USS Providence (SSN-719).

The Navy's USS Providence, a more than 10-year-old Los Angeles-class attack submarine, will receive "repairs, maintenance work, alterations and several major systems upgrades" from Electric Boat, according to the release.

Officials say work on the 10-month maintenance and upgrade contract will take place at Electric Boat's Groton, Conn., facilities.

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