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US Navy Virginia class Block V contract awarded

3rd December 2019 - 12:36 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The build of the next iteration of the Virginia-class submarine operated by the US Navy has been placed under contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command in a $22.2 billion fixed-price, multi-year procurement through FY2019-23.

Submarine builders General Dynamics Electric Boat will incorporate the new Virginia Payload Module (VPM) onto eight of the nine Block V boats due to be constructed under the contract, with the possibility of another Virginia class with VPM held on option.

Commenting on the award on 2 December acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly said that the announcement ‘affirms our commitment to

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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