General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp (GDEB) has received a USD 57.1 mln contract modification for the planning and execution of the USS Minnesota’s (SSN 783) post shakedown availability (PSA).
Electric Boat will also procure long lead time material in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing, and other work on the USS Minnesota during its scheduled PSA.
USS Minnesota (SSN-783) is the 10th of a projected 30 Virginia-class submarines. The attack submarine is the last of the block II Virginia-class submarines and as commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., on September 7, 2013.
Construction began in February 2008, and the keel was authenticated in May 2011. The boat was christened Oct. 27, 2012.
Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (99 percent) and Quonset Point, R.I. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2015.
Naval Today Staff, March 11, 2014; Image: US Navy