General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced on May 19 that it has been awarded a change to the Columbia Integrated Products and Process Agreement previously awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command. The total amount of this change is $ 313.9 million.
General Dynamics Press Release
The contract change will support the development and expansion of a submarine industrial base for the construction of Columbia-class fleet ballistic missile submarines, as well as additional support for the UK’s strategic weapons support system kit manufacturing, procurement, and delivery efforts. increase.
Keving Ranny, President of General Dynamics Electric Boat, said: “We are grateful for the solid trust and support the Navy and Congress have in electric boats as we continue the work we began 15 years ago to provide Colombia and the country with deterrence for the next 60 years. increase.”
Electric Boat will continue to work with vendors and subcontractors to increase capacity and optimize efforts to support the increased demand associated with the Columbia program.
With a length of 560 feet and a displacement of about 21,000 tons, Columbia class It will be the largest ever built by the United States. Colombia has a ship’s lifespan fuel core that powers the entire useful life of a submarine, eliminating the need for refueling during service and increasing the time the ship can spend deploying. Electric Boat will hand over the leadship to the Marines in 2027.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/general-dynamics-gets-313-9-million-contract-modification-for-columbia-class-submarines/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=general-dynamics-gets-313-9-million-contract-modification-for-columbia-class-submarines General Dynamics Acquires $ 313.9 Million Contract Change for Columbia-class Submarine