WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, on Monday applauded the U.S. Navy’s announcement of a contract option of $9.47 billion for the first two Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines to be built at General Dynamic Electric Boat in Groton.
“The Navy’s announcement today is good news for Connecticut and the hardworking men and women at Electric Boat. The amazing submarines built at Electric Boat that patrol the oceans defending our country are a technological marvel, and the Navy’s investment today in the future of Connecticut manufacturing will provide more highly skilled jobs for our state. I’ll continue to use my seat on the Appropriations Committee to keep these wins coming,” said Murphy
Last year, Murphy and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal released a statement praising the U.S. Navy after they notified Congress of a new, multiyear contract for the next block of Virginia-class submarines to be built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in New London.