110 STAT. 210 PUBLIC LAW 104-106—FEB. 10, 1996 the fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999 submarines under this section may not be expended during fiscal year 1996 for the fiscal year 1998 submarine (other than for design) unless funds are obligated or expended during such fiscal year for a contract in support of procurement of the fiscal year 1999 submarine. (h) CONTRACTS AUTHORIZED.— The Secretary of the Navy is authorized, using funds available pursuant to paragraph (1)(B) of subsection (a), to enter into contracts with Electric Boat Division and Newport News Shipbuilding, and suppliers of components, during fiscal year 1996 for— (1) the procurement of long-lead components for the fiscal year 1998 submarine and the fiscal year 1999 submarine under this section; and (2) advance construction of such components and other components for such submarines. (i) ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES.— (1) Of the amount provided in section 201(4) for the Advanced Research Projects Agency, $100,000,000 is available only for development and demonstration of advanced technologies for incorporation into the submarines constructed as part of the plan developed under subsection (c). Such advanced technologies shall include the following: (A) Electric drive. (B) Hydrodynamic quieting. (C) Ship control automation. (D) Solid-state power electronics. (E) Wake reduction technologies. (F) Superconductor technologies. (G) Torpedo defense technologies. (H) Advanced control concept. (I) Fuel cell technologies. (J) Propulsors. (2) The Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency shall implement a rapid prototype acquisition strategy for both land-based and at-sea subsystem and system demonstrations of advanced technologies under paragraph (1). Such acquisition strategy shall be developed and implemented in concert with Electric Boat Division and Newport News Shipbuilding and the Navy. (j) REFERENCES TO CONTRACTORS. —For purposes of this section— (1) the contractor referred to as "Electric Boat Division" is the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation; and (2) the contractor referred to as "Newport News Shipbuilding" is the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. (k) POTENTIAL COMPETITOR DEFINED.— For purposes of this section, the term "potential competitor" means any source to which the Secretary of the Navy has awarded, within 10 years before the date of the enactment of this Act, a contract or contracts to construct one or more nuclear attack submarines. SEC. 132. RESEARCH FOR ADVANCED SUBMARINE TECHNOLOGY. Of the amount appropriated for fiscal year 1996 for the National Defense Sealift Fund, $50,000,000 shall be available only for the Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for advanced submarine technology activities.
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