Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded funding by the U.S. Navy for research and development of advanced technologies for current and future submarines.
Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector is the prime contractor for the
work, which is valued at approximately $16.9m. An additional $5m funding option could also be awarded in the next 12 months.
The contract supports the assessment and development of future submarine technologies such as external torpedo launchers, electric ship systems to replace current hydraulic systems and other potential improvements. Design work may also be performed on the Large Scale Vehicle, Cutthroat (LSV2), a scaled-down submarine test vehicle used to evaluate new concepts.