Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding has been awarded a $197 million contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.
The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Columbia (SSBN 826). Newport News is a major subcontractor for the construction of the new class of ballistic-missile submarines, which are being designed to replace the Ohio-class submarines.
“This contract modification is critical in engaging the submarine industrial base as we continue our efforts to support starting full construction in Fiscal Year 2021,” said Jason Ward, Newport News’ vice president for Columbia-class construction.
Construction of the 12-submarine Columbia class is expected to begin in Fiscal Year 2021 with the first delivery to the Navy in 2028.
The US Navy plans to procure 12 Columbia-class nuclear submarines costing an approximate $7.2 billion a piece to replace its fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile vessels as part of the Defense Departments plan to modernize US nuclear triad
Electric Boat has a US Navy contract worth $203 million to produce missile tubes in support of the next generation Columbia-Class submarines as part of the US-UK common missile compartment program. "Electric Boat Corp
US Navy has progressed into new development phase of a new class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines to be used as undersea strategic deterrents for a second-strike nuclear ability from beneath the ocean in the event of a catastrophic first-strike on the continental US. Ship specifications for the new Columbia-Class submarines have been completed and the program is now entering detailed design phase and initial production contract, service officials were quoted as saying by
US Navys Columbia-class submarine program has cleared milestone B last week, allowing the submarine to move into the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. During this engineering, Manufacturing development phase, the focus would be achieving an 83 percent design maturity prior to construction start in 2021,
A plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the United States Navys lead ballistic missile submarine on Thursday. The event marked the first class of submarines that will be built using fully digital blueprints
Huntington Ingalls has won a $727 million modification contract General Dynamics Electric Boat for the procurement of long-lead-time material for Virginia-class submarines. The award provides new funding to an existing contract for long-lead-time material to support the construction of Block V submarines
The Pentagon announced Thursday multiple contracts worth over $15.2 billion total awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries for two aircraft carriers construction
Huntington Ingalls won $229 million modification contract for the purchase of additional long lead time material in support of USS Enterprise (CVN 80) aircraft carrier. The purpose of this action is to definitize efforts previously announced as an undefinitized contract action and increase the scope of the contract for additional long lead time material, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) into the water for the first time at the companys Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a three-day process that began last Wednesday, the 7,800-ton submarine was moved out of a construction facility and into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system, the company said in a statement Monday
Huntington Ingalls Industries has acquired G2 Inc., a cybersecurity solutions and services company headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Maryland
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