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General Dynamics to Submit Design for Potential $12B Coast Guard Cutter Prgm; Loren Thompson Comments

General Dynamics to Submit Design for Potential $12B Coast Guard Cutter Prgm; Loren Thompson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Dynamics Ebiz General Dynamics has won a $22 million contract to design offshore patrol cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Wednesday.

Kathleen Miller and Jonathan Salant write that General Dynamics’ shipbuilding business is one of the three companies selected to compete for the branch’s potential $12 billion shipbuilding program.

“It is also a significant breakthrough for General Dynamics, which is likely to ultimately build the next Coast Guard ship,“ said Loren Thompson, Lexington Institute defense analyst.

The other contractors include Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. and Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC.

The Coast Guard says the vessels will be designed with larger flight decks, surveillance technology and endurance capabilities, according to the article.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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