General Dynamics Awarded $21 Million to Continue Submarine Combat-System Development

August 5, 2009
Contact: Lucy Ryan
Tel: (703) 272 6010
Email:Lucy.Ryan@gd-ais.com



 

FAIRFAX, Va. – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems $21.3 million for the first-year of a multi-year contract to provide upgrades to the Submarine Tactical Control System (TCS) portion of the AN/BYG-1 Submarine Combat System. This contract was awarded after a full and open competition. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

General Dynamics will develop commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software and hardware upgrades to integrate improved tactical control capabilities for multiple submarine classes. TCS leads the implementation of the Navy's open architecture and open business model approach on submarines with a design that emphasizes shared standards that provide greater interoperability, portability, scalability and supplier independence. The General Dynamics offering is based on its open architecture and open business model approach.

“This program is one of several that demonstrate our open business model in action,” said Lou Von Thaer, president, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “This award allows General Dynamics to continue to provide increased tactical control capability at a lower cost, while encouraging third-party participation in developing affordable combat system enhancements across a number of naval platforms.”

Work under this contract will be performed in Fairfax, Va., and Middletown, R.I. If all options are exercised, work under this contract will be completed by July 2018.

This competitively awarded contract continues work that the company has been performing since December 2002.

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 online atwww.gd-ais.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,000 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 technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.

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