Monday, July 20, 2009

General Dynamics Awarded $10 Million Contract to Upgrade Submarine Weapons Control System

General Dynamics Awarded $10 Million Contract to Upgrade Submarine
Weapons Control System

July 20, 2009

FAIRFAX, Va., July 20 - General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $10.2 million first-year contract of a multi-year award by the U.S. Navy to provide upgrades to the submarine weapons control system (WCS) portion of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system. This contract was awarded after a full and open competition.

General Dynamics will develop weapon control software and commercial
off-the-shelf hardware upgrades for the AN/BYG-1 combat system on several classes of submarines. The AN/BYG-1 integrates the tactical control, weapons control and tactical network subsystems on U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The General Dynamics weapon-control system offering is based on the General Dynamics open architecture and open business model approach which facilitates system enhancements utilizing modular and open architectures and flexible business strategies to enhance competition.

"By leveraging our experience from our work on other U.S. Navy submarine
weapon control contracts, we will deliver a highly reliable and innovative solution that will significantly improve the warfighter's capabilities," said Lou Von Thaer, president, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

The majority of work under this contract will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., Fairfax, Va. and Middletown, R.I. If all options are exercised, work under this contract will be completed by December 2018.

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.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs
approximately 92,900 people worldwide. 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

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