GROTON, Conn., June 1 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Electric Boat reports that the U.S. Navy has given it a contract modification worth $117.8 million to develop advanced submarine technologies.
The modification is to a 2010 contract, which was for a period five years and worth as much as $710.6 million if all options were exercised.
Connecticut's General Dynamics Electric Boat said that, under the modification, it will conduct advanced submarine research and development studies in a wide range of technology areas for current and future submarines. Those areas include manufacturing, maintenance, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials.
Research and development work will also be performed in the areas of manning, hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety, among others.
The company said that in the near term, its research and development studies will support technology insertion on Virginia class submarines. Research and development will also identify technology replacement options for Ohio class submarines.
|Additional Security Industry Stories|
WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --A member of Congress who led an investigation into the BP oil spill in 2010 expressed outrage that a judge threw out a charge against a former BP executive.
MUSCAT, Oman, May 21 (UPI) --The Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman is set to buy a $2.1 billion missile system built by the U.S. Raytheon Co. as part of a U.S. drive to install a coordinated air-defense system linking the region's Arab monarchies to counter Iran.