U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics Electric Boat a US$42-million for 'USS Hartford' maintenance and modernization.
The contract modification is for routine work on the Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will perform a dry-docking selected restricted availability, which consists of maintenance work, upgrades and modernization activities required to ensure the submarine is operating at full technical capacity.
The work will take place at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton and involve up to 417 employees at its peak. It is scheduled for completion in July 2013.
The contract was initially awarded in April 2012 and has a potential value of $58.7 million if all options are exercised.