General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded US$22 billion contract to build nine more Virginia-class subs

Rendering of a Virginia-class submarine (Photo: US Department of Defense)

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at US$22.2 billion for the construction of nine new Virginia-class submarines.

The contract also includes the option of a tenth ship to be constructed within the contract time frame, bringing the total potential contract value to approximately US$24.1 billion.

Electric Boat will act as prime contractor and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding will be the sub-contractor for the construction programme, which deliver the submarines from 2025 through to 2029.

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