Capability Partners

General Dynamics' subsidiaries Electric Boat Corporation and Bath Iron Works have been engaged as our capability partners.

Electric Boat Corporation

General Dynamics' subsidiary Electric Boat Corporation was engaged in 2002 as our capability partner in an effort to assist us in becoming the submarine 'designer' for the Collins Class submarines.

With more than a century of experience, Electric Boat has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the United States Navy.

Regarded as a premier designer and builder of nuclear submarines in the United States, Electric Boat is the lead designer of the Virginia Class submarine.  The company is responsible for the construction of the first 10 boats currently under contract in a co-production arrangement with Newport News.

Based in Groton, Connecticut, Electric Boat has become an integral partner to us by assisting in our transition from a builder of submarines to a provider of design enhancements, engineering, upgrade and maintenance services.

Bath Iron Works

General Dynamics subsidiary, Bath Iron Works (BIW), was engaged in early 2004 to undertake a capability assessment and planning study to identify ASC's strengths and weaknesses to undertake air warfare destroyer design and construction activities.

BIW's experience, gained as the lead designer and builder of the Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer for the United States Navy, enabled them to utilise their own premier standards and procedures to provide valuable planning information for us to respond to the SEA 4000 Air Warfare Destroyer Request for Proposal.

Since the 1950s, BIW has served as the lead shipyard for ten surface ship classes produced by the United States Navy - more than any other United States shipyard.

Today, BIW, based in Bath, Maine, is the most technologically advanced surface combatant shipbuilder in the world.

BIW Australia has entered into a strategic partnership with us for the provision of project management, technical and production management support of ASC's role as Shipbuilder in Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer Program.

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