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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $29 Million For Post-Shakedown Work on USS Texas

GROTON, Conn. – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $28.9 million contract modification to continue to perform a range of work on USS Texas (SSN-775) during its post-shakedown availability (PSA). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The PSA comprises maintenance, repairs, alterations, testing and other activities and will involve more than 500 current employees at its peak. Scheduled for completion in February 2008, the contract has an estimated total potential value of $85 million.

USS Texas is the second ship of the Virginia Class, the first of the Navy’s major combatants to be designed specifically for post-Cold War missions. Electric Boat and its construction teammate, Northrop Grumman Newport News, have received contracts to produce 10 Virginia-class submarines.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

June 28, 2007
Contact: Robert A. Hamilton
Tel: (860) 433-8556

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