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From USNI News: Navy, Shipbuilders Working On Final Details Of Block V Virginia-Class Submarine Deal


By: Ben Werner
August 29, 2019 12:42 PM
August 29 (USNI News) — GROTON, Conn. – GROTON, Conn. – The Navy is close to inking a multi-billion-dollar deal to build the Block V Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, but doing so requires the service, shipyards and suppliers to balance their sometimes-competing program priorities, the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, on Tuesday toured the General Dynamics Electric Boat manufacturing facility in Groton, Conn. At the same time, behind the scenes, Navy and shipyard officials continued negotiating the contract that will cover at least 10 boats from Fiscal Year 2019 through 2023.

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