General Dynamics Nabs Major Submarine Support Gig
The U.S.Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems two contracts worth circa $226.7 million for continuing efforts to modernize and repair the training and support equipment for the U.S. and United Kingdom ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and SSGN fleets.
According to Mike Eagan, vice president and general manager of Critical Mission Systems for GD Advanced Information Systems, the contracts are a testament to the company’s 50-year legacy of delivering high-quality mission-critical solutions to the U.S. Navy.
“By capitalizing on our in-depth experience, existing resources and open architecture framework, we are helping the Navy reduce risk for future payloads and maximize commonality between the SSBN, SSGN and SSBN-R weapons control systems,” he added.
The contract is aimed at keeping the submarines mission ready and maintain their operational capabilities while at the same time cutting costs.
Press Release, January 17, 2014; Image: Wikimedia