The new Virginia facility will create 2,300 jobs to build 560-foot-long hulls for new generation subs.From Staff, The Jamestown Press
3 December 2015
According to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, the opening of the new General Dynamics Electric Boat facility is expected to create 2,300 jobs at the Quonset Point factory.
The plant officially opened on Nov. 20. The $47 million facility is 123,000 square feet. The plan calls for workers to build replacement hulls for 12 Ohio-class submarines. Reed called the replacement program for the aging submarines “the Navy’s number-one priority.”
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Designs call for the replacements to be 560-feet long and built for stealth. The submarines are engineered to serve for as long as 42 years without needing mid-life refueling.
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