The United States Navy has modified a four-year contract granted to General Dynamics Mission Systems last summer, adding an additional $43.2 million for work on ballistic missile submarines.

According to a story reported on by WWLP/22 News Springfield and the Associated Press, the Berkshire Eagle reported that the work includes support development, production, installation, and deployed systems supporting the Columbia/Dreadnought class of U.S. and U.K. submarine strategic weapons and subsystems, according to a press release.

General Dynamics expanded its manufacturing capacity at its Pittsfield, Massachusetts. facilities last summer when the original $104.2 million contract was awarded. In a news release, General Dynamics refers to the expansion as “one of the largest manufacturing floor expansions” at the facility.

General Dynamics was originally contracted to produce and install fire control systems for Columbia/Dreadnought ballistic missile submarines.

The majority of the work is scheduled to be completed at Pittsfield by November 2024.

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