General Dynamics awarded US Navy contract for construction of SSBN 827 Wisconsin submarine

The U.S. Department of Defense annouces on November 17 that General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,473,511,245 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-2117. The contract modification exercises an option for construction and test of the lead and second ships of the Columbia class SSBN 826 and SSBN 827, as well as associated design and engineering support. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
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The U.S. Navy’s second Columbia-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine, SSBN-827, will be named USS Wisconsin in honor of the state of Wisconsin, Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 28, 2020 (USN Artist view of Columbia-class SSBN submarine)

This modification to the integrated product and process development (IPPD) contract supports the fiscal 2021 construction start of the lead ship (SSBN 826) and advance procurement, advance construction, coordinated material buys and full construction of the follow hull (SSBN 827) in fiscal 2024. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (36%); Newport News, Virginia (25%); Quonset Point, Rhode Island (17%); with other efforts performed at various sites throughout the U.S. (each less than 1%) (22%), and is expected to be completed by April 2030. Efforts within the ship include the Common Missile Compartment which is a joint U.S./United Kingdom effort. Fiscal 2021 National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund (NSBDF) funding in the amount of $545,186,307 (96%); and fiscal 2020 NSBDF funding in the amount of $19,936,251 (4%) will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This action leverages the acquisition authorities contained in 10 U.S. Code §2218a, NSBDF.

USS Wisconsin (SSBN-827) will be the second Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine of the U.S. Navy. It is the third USN vessel to be named after the state of Wisconsin, the last of which was the Iowa-class battleship, USS Wisconsin (BB-64), decommissioned in 1991 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 2006.

On October 28, 2020, it was announced by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite that the second named Columbia-class submarine would bear the name Wisconsin. This came from a bipartisan push from U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson. Both senators cited Wisconsin's history of shipbuilding as a reason to name a new submarine after the state. Construction on the Wisconsin is scheduled to be procured in FY2024. The Columbia-class submarines are set to replace the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. The lead boat USS Columbia (SSBN-826) officially began construction on October 1, 2020 and is scheduled to enter service in 2031.