General Atomics Awarded Contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat for Virginia-class Payload Tube Manufacturing

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USS Colorado Virginia-class attack submarine. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl I. Wood/Released. Source: Defense Visual Information Distribution Service The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat for manufacturing, production, and delivery of Virginia Payload Tubes (VPTs) for upcoming Virginia-class submarines. GA-EMS will prepare manufacturing and quality systems, and will build, test and ship two VPTs for use by Electric Boat and HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding in their construction of the submarines.   

“Our Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Tupelo, Mississippi offers world-class fabrication and precision machining industrial base capabilities, supported by an experienced program management team and manufacturing engineering and quality assurance experts that are critical for on-time production of large, complex submarine assemblies,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We are very proud to be working with Electric Boat, as we bring demonstrated expertise in manufacturing to tight tolerances, exacting specifications, and documented first-time-quality performance to deliver these critical payload tubes that allow the Virginia-class submarines to support critical national security missions.”