General Dynamics Awarded $91 Million Contract to Continue U.S. and U.K. Submarine Control Systems Work
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $91 million contract to continue providing modifications and support for fire control systems aboard U.S. and U.K. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) and for the attack weapons control system aboard U.S. guided missile submarines (SSGN). General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
General Dynamics will provide operational support, repair, installation, checkout, development, production, and training systems for U.S. and U.K. submarines. In addition, the contract includes development to extend the life of the Mk 6 missile guidance system. Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 2011.
“We are proud to bring innovation to this long-standing program, while maintaining the highest level of reliability that is required for nuclear systems,” said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of integrated combat systems for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “Our open architecture approach continues to benefit the Navy by delivering greater capability with each technical update and by reducing overall submarine lifecycle costs.”
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., the company specializes in ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence. More information is available on the Internet at www.gd-ais.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 83,000 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more than $27 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
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