Jan. 16, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a
contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
The PSA includes maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing. It will be performed at Electric Boat's
shipyard. Up to 400 employees will be engaged in the work, which is scheduled for completion by
Initially awarded in
, the contract has a total potential value of
, Electric Boat delivered Mississippi to the U.S. Navy a year
ahead of contract schedule and more than
below target cost.
Mississippi is the ninth ship of the Virginia Class, the most advanced submarines in the world. These ships are providing the Navy with the capabilities it requires to retain its undersea dominance well into the 21st century.
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SOURCE General Dynamics Electric Boat