General Dynamics Electric Boat has signed a contract with the US Navy under which General Dynamics will continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement submarine and the UK’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine.
The USD 15 million contract will finance steam and electrical-plant components, main propulsion unit and shipservice turbine generator sets, along with miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical-systems components to support construction of the submarines.
The Trident missile-armed Ohio-class submarine will be replaced with the Ohio Replacement Submarine, which is a future US Navy submarine-class. The service life of the new-generation submarine is expected to be 40 years.
The work will include more than 4,000 employees, who will work on all facets of the submarine lifecycle.
Naval Today Staff, January 13, 2014; Image: Wikimedia