WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Defense Department explained that Electric Boat will perform planning and execution efforts, including long-lead-time material procurement in preparation for the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and other work on Illinois during its scheduled post-delivery work period.
The work on the contract will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is scheduled to be completed by June 2017, according to the release.
Ex-First Lady Michelle Obama allocated the $2.7 billion for the construction of USS Illinois.
The USS Illinois is the 13th Virginia-class submarine to be built. The Navy has reportedly ordered 15 more Virginia-class submarines, and 10 of those are currently under construction. The final ship is expected to be delivered to the US Navy in 2014.