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More Ohio Class Submarine Replacement Work Funded

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By MarEx 2016-02-09 19:03:30

The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $23.6 million contract modification to continue development of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine. 

Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform air conditioning unit detail design, prototype unit manufacture and technical manual development. 

Initially awarded in December 2012, the five-year $1.85 billion contract calls for Electric Boat to perform research and development work for the Navy’s next-generation ballistic-missile submarine, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2021. The potential value of the overall contract is $2.5 billion.

On Tuesday, the Department of the Navy released its proposed $165 billion for fiscal year 2017. This budget is part of the $583 billion defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day.

The budget fully funds the Ohio Class Replacement project and maintains the Ohio Replacement Program as the Navy's top priority in strengthening naval power at and from the sea.

On January 7, the U.S Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $89.8 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine and the Royal Navy’s Successor-class ballistic-missile submarine. Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will purchase missile-tube long-lead-time material to support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment.