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

21.07.2009 North America

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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 war fighter’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.



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