Wednesday, September 30, 2009

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Awarded $153 Million Navy Submarine Contract

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Awarded $153 Million Navy Submarine Contract
September 30, 2009 10:30:00 AM

FAIRFAX, Va., -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $152.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy for FY 2010 and FY 2011 production and deployed-systems support for the United States and United Kingdom SSBN fire control system (FCS) and the SSGN Attack Weapon Control System (AWCS).

The contract includes the U.S. and U.K. Sea Based Strategic Deterrent (SBSD) Strategic Weapons System (SWS) Fire Control Subsystem-related efforts necessary for the concept development, prototyping and initial design efforts for a Common Missile Compartment (CMC) for the SSBN and SSGN OHIO Class replacement.

Under this contract General Dynamics will support equipment and SSP alterations (SPALTs) necessary to sustain the fire control and attack weapon control systems, including engineering support, performance evaluation, logistics, fleet documentation, reliability maintenance, engineering services and training.

The company will also provide technical and engineering support to the Common Missile Compartment concept-development efforts for Strategic Weapon System lifecycle cost-control evaluations related to the fire-control subsystem, and verify the operational and ongoing sustainment requirements for the SSBN fire control system and SSGN attack weapon control system, including its subsequent training, support, and advanced development laboratory equipment.

"We will continue to deliver highly reliable and innovative systems to the U.S. and U.K. Navy," said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. "The SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, based on an open architecture approach, provides a platform for efficient insertion of new capabilities to the fleet."

Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed by December 2012.

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