Hartford, CT - U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) released a statement after the United States Navy awarded General Dynamics a $23,689,683 maintenance contract for Virginia-class attack submarine USS JOHN WARNER. Work will be performed at Electric Boat in Groton and is expected to be completed by June 2019 and will maintain 150 jobs.
"Great news that the Navy is utilizing Electric Boat's capacity and talented workforce to address the submarine maintenance backlog by awarding a maintenance contract for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS JOHN WARNER. Submarines are a critical Navy asset to maintain undersea superiority, and the Navy must prioritize their construction as well as the efficient and timely maintenance of those already in the fleet. We will continue to urge the Navy to make use of our private shipyard capacity to ensure the readiness of our submarine force, and we will work with our Senate colleagues on a bipartisan basis to secure robust funding for the Virginia-class in this year's budget.”