USA: General Dynamics Electric Boat Scores USD 33.5 Million Submarine Technologies Contract

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $33,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2109) for engineering and technical design services to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future submarine platforms.

Advanced submarine research and development includes studies to support the manufacturability, maintainability, producibility, reliability, manning, survivability, hull integrity, performance, structural, weight/margin, stability, arrangements, machinery systems, acoustics, hydrodynamics, ship control, logistics, human factors, materials, weapons handling and stowage, submarine safety, and affordability.

Work will also include development and design of advanced submarine research and development technologies include integration/incorporation of technologies for tests/deployment of onboard advanced development models and engineering test platforms on designated research and development test platform(s) and current and future submarine platforms; fabrication of advanced engineering development models and prototypes required to demonstrate proof-of-concepts; and engineering design, technical assessment, systems integration, and configuration management and control services to support large scale vehicle test platforms.

The program also supports near term insertion of Virginia-class technology; identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options; future submarine concepts; and core technologies.  Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by October 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Source: Defense, May 18, 2011;