General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $21.6m contract modification by the U.S. Navy to perform material procurement and repair work on USS Hartford (SSN-768), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine damaged in a collision March 20. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).
Under the modification, Electric Boat will perform off-hull fabrication of the port retractable bow plane as well as material procurement and off-hull fabrication of the sail to restore USS Hartford to full-service condition. Work is expected to be completed by January 2010. The contract initially was awarded May 21. With this modification, the total value is now $37.4m.