The U.S. Navy has awarded
General Dynamics Electric Boat a $16.3 million contract for planning and
material procurement in support of the USS Springfield (SSN-761) depot
modernization period (DMP).
Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will
planning, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and
preliminary shipyard work in preparation for the DMP, which is scheduled
from May 2004 to June 2005. A DMP comprises repairs, alterations,
maintenance and routine work onboard the submarine. If all options are
exercised and funded, the planning contract would be worth $26.3 million.