The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. (NYSE: GD), Groton, Conn., a $12.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide engineering and technical design services.
The services will support the research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future submarine platforms.
The research will include safety, affordability, reliability, hull mechanics, weapons handling and stowage studies, among others.
General dynamics will also design and develop the integration and incorporation of technologies for tests and deployment of onboard advanced development models and engineering test platforms.
Seventy-five percent of the work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and 25 percent will be performed in Newport News, Va. Work 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.