GROTON, Conn., Nov. 25 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has awarded Common Dynamics Electrical Boat a $ 102.eight million contract modification to build Virginia-course assault submarines.
Below the deal, Basic Dynamics subsidiary Electric Boat will provide investigation, improvement and direct-yard companies for the submarines, as effectively as assess the new technology currently being utilised to create the vessels. The contract modification delivers the cumulative benefit of the company’s agreement with the U.S. Navy to $ 1.1 billion.
Assault submarines are made to engage both enemy submarines and surface area ships. They are geared up with Tomahawk cruise missiles and K48 ADCAP torpedoes, reach speeds more than twenty five knots, and have a size of 34 ft.
Virginia-course submarines are also equipped for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance functions, in addition to mine warfare. Virginia-course vessels are 1 of a few courses of assault submarines in services in the U.S. Navy, which also involves the Los Angeles course and the Seawolf course.