General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary has placed a $10.6 million order for Austal USA to produce electronic deck modules as part of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear submarine procurement effort.
The order comes seven months after Electric Boat initially procured command-and-control system modules, Austal said Monday.
GDEB is under contract to build Block V submarines of the Virginia class and booked a $1.076 billion award from the service branch in May to obtain materials and key components for the construction project.
The two shipbuilders also support the Columbia-class program under a strategic partnership they formed in 2022.
Austal expects to begin manufacturing the electronic deck component in the fall and deliver the hardware to Electric Boat by mid-2025.