USS Washington Submarine Will Be Repaired by General Dynamics Totaling $15 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) – General Dynamics has been awarded $15,200,000 for delivery order N62789-19-F-0019 under previously awarded, multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the planning, material procurement, and repair work for USS Washington (SSN 787), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected to be complete by December 2019.

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USS Washington (SSN-787) is a Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine of the United States Navy. The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia, on 22 December 2008.

This boat is the fourth of the Block III submarines which will feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio-class SSGNs.

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Construction began on 2 September 2011 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. On 13 April 2012, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, announced SSN-787 would be named after the State of Washington, which was celebrated during a naming ceremony in Seattle on 7 February 2013.

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