Composite Components Ordered for Virginia Class Subs

UTC Aerospace Systems has entered into an agreement with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to provide a number of composite components for the next 10 Virginia Class nuclear attack submarines, collectively referred to as Block IV.

The agreements cover deliveries through 2020 to the shipbuilder. Work will be performed by the Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) team in Jacksonville, Florida, which is part of the Aerostructures business unit.

The composite components include the bow dome and rubber boot, along with a variety of external fairing structures.

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