General Dynamics Awarded $96M Contract for Weapons Systems from US DoD
12:00 AM, January 6, 2012
The U.S. Navy recently awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $95.9 million contract for production and deployed-systems support of U.S. and U.K. Trident II submarine strategic weapons systems, including the SSBN fire-control system, the SSGN attack weapon-control system, the U.S. SSBN-replacement and the U.K. SSBN-successor common missile compartment. The contract has a maximum value of $225 million if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. "We have a 50 year partnership with the Navy supporting strategic weapons systems and this award is a validation of our team's performance in supporting the modernization and enhancement of the Trident program," said Lou Von Thaer , president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. "Looking forward, the introduction of the common missile compartment will be instrumental for the next generation of SSBN platforms for the U.S. and U.K. navies. Deploying a common compartment across different platforms will decrease cost and introduce more flexibility for meeting today's mission requirements and those of the next generation of sailors."