BAE Systems has received a $26.6 million contract modification from the Naval Sea Systems Command to produce two units of the Virginia Class propulsor. BAE Systems has already produced and delivered 11 propulsor units to the U.S. Navy.
The award provides funds for the manufacture and delivery of fiscal year 2011 propulsor units, long-lead material for fiscal year 2012 units and associated spare hardware for the Virginia Class submarine program.
The delivery of the fiscal year 2011 units is scheduled for 2013. Total contract work is expected to be completed by March 2014.
“It is important to BAE Systems to demonstrate our commitment to cost, quality and schedule to our valued Navy customer, ” said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of weapon systems for BAE Systems. “Through multiple reviews and hard work by our team, we are reinforcing the high standards we’ve set for this product. We believe this award is a reflection of earned trust in our capabilities in Louisville.”