General Dynamics sub award boosts Pentagon contracts in April

WASHINGTON – A$17.8 billion submarine contract, the biggest weapons deal announced by theU.S. military in more than a dozen years, kept Pentagon awards from sinkinglast month.


The contract to General Dynamics Corp. and partner Huntington IngallsIndustries Inc. had been stuck in limbo during Congress’s budget squabbles lastyear. It was freed up when the president signed a $1.1 trillion spending billin January, letting the Defense Department begin funding new projects again.

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