According to the Department of Defense, “General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is being awarded a $20, 000, 000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2109) for engineering and technical design services to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future submarine platforms. Advanced submarine R&D includes studies to support the manufacturability, maintainability, producibility, reliability, manning, survivability, hull integrity, performance, structural, weight/margin, stability, arrangements, machinery systems, acoustics, hydrodynamics, ship control, logistics, human factors, materials, weapons handling and stowage, submarine safety and affordability.
“Development and design of advanced submarine R&D technologies include integration/incorporation of technologies for tests/deployment of onboard advanced development models and engineering test platforms on designated R&D test platform(s) and current and future submarine platforms; fabrication of advanced engineering development models and prototypes required to demonstrate proof-of-concepts; and engineering design, technical assessment, systems integration, and configuration management and control services to support large scale vehicle test platforms. The program also supports near term insertion of Virginia-class technology; identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options; future submarine concepts; and core technologies. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
“Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $13, 258, 743 contract modification which will exercise an option to purchase support equipment and spares for the United States and Norway. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WLNNC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-06-C-6456).”