|The former Lafayette Class SSBNs Daniel Webster Sam Rayburn, currently in service at NPTU Charleston, are to be replaced by Los Angeles Class USS La Jolla (pictured) and USS San Francisco. US Navy photo.|
Initially awarded in November 2011, the contract has a potential value of $121.2 million through 2016 if all options are exercised. Most of the work will be performed in Groton, with the remainder taking place in Charleston, S.C., where the moored training ships are based.
This work will engage Electric Boat's engineering and design organization, which comprises more than 4,400 employees. Possessing proven technical capabilities, these employees work on all facets of the submarine life cycle from concept formulation and design through construction, maintenance and modernization, and eventually to inactivation and disposal.