Electric Boat to Develop Submarine Technology Under New Contract
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal announced recently that the Electric Boat subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp. has won a $90 million contract to provide technical design work and engineering for advanced submarine technology.
According to The Associated Press, Blumenthal said that 75 percent of the work is expected to be completed at Electric Boat's facility in Groton, Connecticut, with the remainder being performed in Newport News, Virginia, near General Dynamics Falls Church headquarters.
The senator added that the funding for the development of submarine technology is more than double what was offered last year, which further emphasizes the Department of Defense's commitment to work on the watercraft.
This dedication is highlighted by the fact uncertainty in funding for the Defense Department, the news source said.
Through the new contract, Electric Boat and General Dynamics could look to create new defense and intelligence jobs focused on the development of submarine technology. Such positions with defense contractors or within government departments such as the Defense Intelligence Agency typically require professionals who have security clearance.