Curtiss-Wright to Provide Generators for US Navy Columbia-Class Submarine

Northrop Grumman has awarded Curtiss-Wright a $120 million contract to provide generators for the US Navy’s future Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

The submarine will provide a next-generation submersible to replace the aging Ohio-class submarines.

Curtiss-Wright will perform the work at its Naval & Power Segment facility in Cheswick, Pennsylvania.

Once completed, the submarine will be delivered to the navy in 2027.

“We are very proud to have been chosen by Northrop Grumman to provide generators for this significant U.S. nuclear naval defense platform,” Curtiss-Wright Corporation President and CEO Lynn Bamford said.

“The Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) program is the U.S. Navy’s top priority to maintain the nation’s force structure, and Curtiss-Wright’s selection for this award reflects our long-standing commitment to and our ongoing support of the U.S. Navy’s most critical platforms,” she added.

Columbia-Class Construction

Leonardo DRS delivered the main propulsion engine to General Dynamics Electric Boat this year to construct the first Columbia-class submarine.

General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $5 billion contract from the US Navy to design and develop the sub in 2017.

The first two of the class were named USS District of Columbia (SSBN-826) and USS Wisconsin (SSBN-827).

In total, 12 Columbia-class submarines will be produced to replace 14 Ohio-class vessels.

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