The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded General Dynamics’s [GD] Electric Boat a $696 million modification on Monday for long-lead time material for the FY ’19 and ’20 Virginia-class submarines.
Two Virginia-class submarines are being procured in each year, the future SSN-802 and -803 in FY ’19 and SSN-804, and -805 for FY ’20.
The administration’s FY ’19 Navy budget requested $7.3 billion for the first two of 10 total Virginia-class submarines in a multi-year procurement running from FY 2019 – 2023 (Defense Daily, Feb. 12).
This contract’s long-lead time material specifically covers steam and electric plant components; the main propulsion unit efforts and ship service turbine generator efforts; and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical system components to support ship building starting in FY ’19.
The work will be conducted in many locations throughout the U.S. and is expected to be finished by January 2019.
The full award amount is funded through the Navy’s FY ’18 shipbuilding and conversion account and it will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.