BAE Systems has received a contract to produce payload tubes for two of the U.S. Navy’s new Virginia-class submarines to support increased firepower on the Block V version of the attack subs.
Under the contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a builder of the Virginia class, BAE Systems will deliver two sets, each consisting of four tubes, for the Virginia Payload Modules on the SSN 804 and SSN 805.
The Virginia Payload Module (VPM) extends the length of the Block V submarines over previous versions of the Virginia-class by adding an additional mid-body section to create more payload space for greater firepower. Each large-diameter payload tube can store and launch up to seven Tomahawk cruise missiles. The VPM offers exceptional flexibility as well for the integration of future payload types, such as unmanned systems or next-generation weapons.
“The Virginia Payload Module is critical to the Navy’s undersea presence,” said Joe Senftle, vice president and general manager of Weapon Systems at BAE Systems. “With the VPM, the Navy is adding significant capability to the Virginia-class by increasing the firepower of these subs and tripling their payload capacity.”
BAE Systems, which is also providing payload tubes for the SSN 803 under a previously awarded VPM contract, has a long history of supporting the Navy’s submarine fleet as the leading provider of propulsors and other submarine systems. The company was selected to provide propulsors, spare hardware, and tailcones for Block IV Virginia-class vessels and stands ready to provide the same support for the Block V subs.
Under this most recent contract, BAE Systems will also develop the processes and tooling necessary for the Block V payload tube production. Work will be performed at the company’s facility in Louisville, Kentucky, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2020.
The US Navy has awarded a $696 million worth contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat subsidiary to provide additional long lead time material associated with Virginia-class submarines, the Department of defense announced Monday. “General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $696,246,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-2100 for additional long lead time material associated with the fiscal 2019 Virginia-class submarines (SSNs 802 and 803); and the fiscal 2020 Virginia-class submarines (SSNs 804 and 805),” the statement says
General Dynamics is being awarded a $432 million modification contract for fiscal 2018 lead yard services and development studies and design efforts for Virginia-class submarines. This modification provides lead yard services for Virginia-class submarines that will maintain, update, and support the Virginia-class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia-class submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and post shakedown availability period, the US department of defense said in a statement Tuesday
General Dynamics Electric Boat is being awarded a $115 million modification to a previously awarded contract for additional lead-yard services, development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines. This modification provides lead-yard services for Virginia-class submarines that will maintain, update and support the Virginia-class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia-class submarine, including technology insertion throughout its construction and post-shakedown availability period, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems has won a $15 million modification contract to supply long lead time materials in support of the Virginia Class Submarine propulsors for SSN 792 and SSN 793. Work is expected to be completed by February 2015
The United States Navy will christen two nuclear-propelled attack submarines of the Virginia class, 2 in separate ceremonies on Saturday. The submarines, USS Delaware (SSN 791) and USS Vermont (SSN 792) are Virginia-class attack submarines whose construction began in 2013 and 2014 respectively and are scheduled to be delivered to the Navy next year
BAE Systems was awarded a $348 million contract for production of up to 473 Bradley M2A4 and M7A4 vehicles. The contract also includes procurement of authorized stockage list spares, and additional packages for legacy component repair using M2A3, M7A3 and Operation Desert Storm-Situational Awareness vehicles as a baseline, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
BAE is displaying the latest version of CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) integrated with iFighting concept at the 2018 Eurosatory trade show in Paris. The iFighting technology is designed to optimize vehicle and crew performance by harnessing data to enable faster decision-making in combat, the company said in a statement Monday
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