The contracts cover 10 submarines, two per year from fiscal 2014 through to 2018. More than US$330 million of funding has been allotted to these contracts so far, with the remaining funding to be provided incrementally.
The Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Systems (EMS) Division facilities in Cheswick and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division facility in East Farmingdale, New York are performing the work for these contracts. Engineering and manufacturing have already started and will continue through 2019.
“We are very proud to have been awarded these contracts, which continue Curtiss-Wright’s long-standing relationship and ongoing support for the US Navy’s nuclear powered Virginia Class Submarine program,” said David Adams, chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright. “These submarines remain critically important to our national defence, and our continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives have supported the US Navy in its efforts to contain costs while providing critical resources required by the Navy.”