Electric Boat celebrates $17.65B Navy submarine contract

A top Navy admiral applauded workers at Electric Boat's Quonset Point submarine facility, after the Navy awarded the company a more than $17.65 billion contract to provide 10 new, Virginia-class attack submarines over the next five years. 

"Thank you for building the best submarines in the world," Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry told several hundred workers gathered inside a warehouse at the submarine maker's Quonset Point facility. The Commander of the Navy's Submarine Group Two, Perry said the contract is as significant to the Navy as it is to Electric Boat. 

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