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Curtiss Wright wins $220 million contract to support US Navy's submarines.

| 2022

According to a PR published by Curtiss Wright on August 4, 2022, the firm announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $220 million to provide propulsion valves, pumps, and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine, and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Curtiss-Wright's booth at Euronaval 2018, Paris. (Picture source: Curtiss-Wright)

The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat to support ship construction, spare parts, and submarine back-fit procurements.

Curtiss-Wright is performing this work at its facilities in New York and Pennsylvania within the Company’s Defense Electronics and Naval & Power Segments. Engineering and manufacturing have commenced and will continue through 2026.

About the Columbia class submarine

The Columbia-class submarine (formerly known as the Ohio Replacement Submarine and SSBN-X Future Follow-on Submarine) is an upcoming class of nuclear submarines designed to replace the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines in the United States Navy. The first submarine officially began construction on 1 October 2020, and is scheduled to enter service in 2031.

The submarines are expected to have a length of 560 ft (171 m), a beam of 43 ft (13m), and a displacement of 20,810 long tons (21,140 t) submerged. They will be armed with sixteen Trident D5 and twin torpedo tubes.

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