GROTON, Conn., 6 Sept. 2009.Submarine systems experts at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., will integrate the fire control systems on the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines under terms of a $31 million maintenance and modernization contract awarded late last week from the Navy Strategic Systems program.
The contract also calls for Electric Boat engineers to provide support to the Trident missile programs, as well as provide strategic weapon systems technical engineering support for the Ohio-class and British Vanguard-class missile submarines.
This is follow-on work from a 2008 contract that has now been extended to May 2012. The Trident I and Trident II are nuclear missile programs designed to deliver atomic warheads from a ballistic missile submarine.
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