Governor Lamont Applauds Award of U.S. Navy Block V Submarine Production Contract to Electric Boat
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement applauding the finalization of a multi-year, $22.2 billion contract by the U.S. Navy to build the next block of Virginia-class submarines at General Dynamics Electric Boat:
“Connecticut workers have earned a reputation of being the best trained in the nation, and there is no doubt that the U.S. Navy recognizes the strength of the workers at Electric Boat and its local suppliers throughout our state. With large contractors like Electric Boat leading the way, Connecticut’s defense industry is hard at work developing new technologies and products, building a skilled labor force, and bolstering a reputation for excellence in the industry that will ensure our defense sector remains strong.
“This is big news for workers throughout southeastern Connecticut. For years to come, the most advanced and most capable submarines in the world will continue to be built in Connecticut.”