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General Dynamics Subcontracts BWX Technologies for Virginia Payload Module Launch Tubes

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat business unit has awarded a BWX Technologies subsidiary a $35 million contract to develop and build Virginia Payload Module launch tubes for Virginia-class submarines. BWXT Nuclear Operations Group will start the fabrication of the payload tubes in 2017 at its manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Indiana with the …

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General Dynamics, Navy to Christen Virginia-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary will host a christening ceremony at its shipyard Saturday for the U.S. Navy‘s 15th Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will be a principal speaker at the event and his daughter Annie Mabus will serve as the sponsor of USS Colorado, the company said Thursday. Virginia-class submarines …

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General Dynamics Secures Navy Ship & Submarine Yard Services Contract

A General Dynamics subsidiary has received a $24.7 million contract to provide planning yard services for the U.S. Navy‘s nuclear-powered submarines and moored training ships. General Dynamics Electric Boat will furnish, manufacture and procure materials, supplies and services necessary for the operation of the planning yard for nuclear-powered submarine reactor and propulsion facilities, the Defense Department …

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General Dynamics Selects BAE to Produce Payload Module Tubes for Virginia-Class Submarines

General Dynamics’ Electric Boat subsidiary has awarded BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm a contract to produce payload module tubes for integration with the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class Block V (SSN 774) submarines. The Virginia Payload Module tube is part of the submarine’s mid-body section and is designed to store and launch up to seven …

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Huntington Ingalls, General Dynamics Achieve Pressure Hull Completion Milestone for Virginia-Class ‘Indiana’ Submarine

Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary have completed the pressure hull construction phase of a submarine development project for the U.S. Navy. HII said Tuesday the team has joined the hull sections of Indiana, the 16th Virginia-class submarine, to form a single watertight unit for the vessel scheduled for delivery to the Navy in the …

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General Dynamics Virginia-Class Attack Submarine Illinois Completes First Open Sea Voyage

The Virginia-class attack submarine Illinois has completed its first voyage into open seas and has returned to a shipyard run by General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary. General Dynamics said Monday the nuclear-powered submarine submerged for the first time and underwent a number of submarine and propulsion-plant operations and high-speed runs on and below the surface …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Continue Virginia Payload Module Development

The U.S. Navy has awarded an $18.9 million contract modification to a General Dynamics subsidiary to continue to develop a payload module for the service branch’s Virginia-class attack submarines. General Dynamics Electric Boat will use the funds to acquire two VPM pre-production setups necessary for the manufacture of VPM payload tubes, the company said Tuesday. The …

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Report: Navy’s ‘Submarine Unified Build’ Plan Sets Roles for General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls

The U.S. Navy has devised a strategy for General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls Industries to concurrently build Virginia-class and Ohio-class submarines through at least 2023, USNI News reported Monday. USNI News quoted Navy spokeswoman Capt. Thurraya Kent as saying the Submarine Unified Build Strategy calls for General Dynamics Electric Boat to lead …

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General Dynamics to Build Prototype Unit for Navy’s Ohio Replacement Submarine

A General Dynamics subsidiary has received a $23.6 million contract modification to develop a prototype unit for the U.S. Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine. General Dynamics Electric Boat will also design an air-conditioning unit and develop technical manuals for the new ballistic missile submarine under the modification, General Dynamics said Tuesday. The …

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General Dynamics to Continue Work on Navy’s Missile Compartment Program

A General Dynamics subsidiary will continue to develop a tactical missile launcher system for the U.S. Navy‘s future Ohio-class submarine replacement under an $89.8 million contract modification. The Navy has asked General Dynamics Electric Boat to acquire long-lead missile tube components for the Common Missile Compartment development initiative, the company said Thursday. The modification comes …

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John Casey: General Dynamics Team Awaits Navy Feedback on Submarine Construction Work-Sharing Plan

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division are awaiting the U.S. Navy‘s decision on their proposed teaming arrangement for the Ohio-class submarine replacement program, Defense News reported Monday. Christopher Cavas writes John Casey, executive vice president of marine systems at General Dynamics, said the companies …

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General Dynamics Gets $6.5M Contract Modification for US Navy Virginia-Class Submarine Payload Tubes

A General Dynamics subsidiary will provide support services for the U.S. Navy to help develop payload tubes for integation with Virginia-class submarines under a $6.5 million modification to a contract awarded in 2010. General Dynamics Electric Boat will help assemble four tubes that will comprise the Virginia Payload Module to be installed in the …

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General Dynamics Lands $46M US Navy Maintenance Contract for Los Angeles-Class Submarine

A General Dynamics subsidiary has secured a $46.4 million contract to help the U.S. Navy plan for upgrade and maintenance work on a Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine during its temporary dry-docking period. The contract, which could reach $259.6 million in total value once the service exercises all options, calls for General Dynamics …

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UTC to Build Virginia-Class Submarine Composite Components; Marc Duvall Comments

The Newport News Shipbuilding arm of Huntington Ingalls has selected United Technologies Corp. to supply the composite components for the next 10 Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines. UTC said Wednesday the company is tasked to deliver bow dome, rubber boot and various external fairing structures through 2020 under the agreement. Marc Duvall, president …

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