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USS New Mexico Submarine Refurbishment

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General Dynamics Electric Boat
: 05 July, 2010  (Application Story)
Maintenance work is to be carried out on a US Navy nuclear submarine by General Dynamics Electric Boat under new Navy contract
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.8 million contract modification by the US Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine USS New Mexico (SSN-779). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

The PSA, which will comprise maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing,
will be performed in Groton and is expected to begin this month. Up to 450
employees will be engaged in the work, which is scheduled for completion by
July 2011.

USS New Mexico is the sixth ship of the Virginia Class of submarines.
Electric Boat and its construction teammate, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding,
have received contracts to produce a total of 18 Virginia-class submarines.
Thirty ships are planned altogether.
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