Electric Boat, a General Dynamics subsidiary, has been awarded a $222
million modification contract for the conversion of the first Ohio-class
submarine SSBN 726 to SSGN 726 and conversion planning for USS
(SSBN 727 to SSGN 727) and USS Georgia (SSBN 729 to SSGN 729).
SSGN submarines will provide over the next 20 years additional land attack
and special operations forces (SEAL) infiltration capabilities to the US
This contract modifies a five-year $443 million contract awarded in 2002 to
General Dynamics for design and support of Trident Ballistic submarines to
the SSGN role.
This contract also provides options totaling $152 million for USS Florida
conversion (SSBN 728 to SSGN 728).
The SSGN conversion is being conducted in conjunction with the
Engineering Refueling Overhaul performed by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and
Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Each SSGN submarine will be able to carry up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles
in 22 missile tubes previously filled with Trident Ballistic Missiles and 66
Special Operations Forces. In addition, the 22 missile tubes will be able to
accommodate Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs).
The first SSGN submarine, SSGN 726 Ohio, will join the US Navy active duty
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