Navy adds $43.2M to General Dynamics submarine contract

Berkshire County

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2008 photo released by the U.S. Navy, The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. (Lt. Rebecca Rebarich/U.S. Navy via AP)

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The United States Navy has modified a four-year contract granted to General Dynamics Mission Systems last summer, adding an additional $43.2 million for work on ballistic missile submarines.

The Berkshire Eagle reported that the work includes support development, production, installation, and deployed systems supporting the Columbia/Dreadnought class of U.S. and U.K. submarine strategic weapons and subsystems, according to a press release.

General Dynamics expanded its manufacturing capacity at its Pittsfield, Massachusetts. facilities last summer when the original $104.2 million contract was awarded. In a news release, General Dynamics refers to the expansion as “one of the largest manufacturing floor expansions” at the facility.

General Dynamics was originally contracted to produce and install fire control systems for Columbia/Dreadnought ballistic missile submarines.

The majority of the work is scheduled to be completed at Pittsfield by November 2024.

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