A subsidiary of General Dynamics has received a modification worth $11.4 million on a previously awarded contract for the supply of large vertical array fixtures for two U.S. Navy submarine classes.
DoD expects work under the modification to conclude by August 2019, with the Naval Sea Systems Command obligating $1.6 million fiscal 2017 Navy research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of the award.
Work locations are in California, Connecticut, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania, DoD added.
The LVA outboard installation contract that covers the award has a potential value of $882.1 million and was awarded in August 2017.
LVAs are intended to provide acoustic detection faculties to submarines with minimal interference to the vessel’s naval architecture, hydrodynamics and signatures.