Navy awards $9.5B submarine contract to Electric Boat

THE U.S. NAVY has announced a proposed contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat for $9.5 billion to build the first two next-generation Columbia-class submarines. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
THE U.S. NAVY has announced a proposed contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat for $9.5 billion to build the first two next-generation Columbia-class submarines. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
GROTON, Conn. (AP) – The Navy has announced a proposed $9.5 billion contract with General Dynamics' Electric Boat to build the first two submarines of a new generation of ballistic missile vessels. The new Columbia-class submarines are being built at Electric Boat's shipyards in Groton, Connecticut, and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Early construction began at…

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