GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Electric Boat has won a $152 million contract to support its work developing Virginia-class attack submarines for the U.S. Navy.

The Navy contract announced Wednesday will allow the 4,000 members of the company’s engineering and design team to maintain and update plans for each submarine.

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney says the investment by the Navy shows that the work of the submarine builder remains crucial to U.S. national security, even in times of fiscal uncertainty.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the contract is good news, not only for Electric Boat but also for eastern Connecticut’s industrial base and economy.

The Navy contractor in Groton is building two Virginia-class submarines a year.


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