NYSE: GD, NYSE, GD, General, Dynamics, Advanced, Information, Trident II, weapons, Military, Aerospace, Electronics, Avionics, Intelligence, Pennwell, Defense, Technology, Airplane, Aviation, Security, System, Systems, Computing, Rugged, Aircraft General Dynamics awarded $96 million to support Trident II submarine strategic weapons systems - Military & Aerospace Electronics

General Dynamics awarded $96 million to support Trident II submarine strategic weapons systems

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 05, 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 (NYSE: GD).

The Trident submarine force is the backbone of the U.S. and U.K. navies’ nuclear deterrence strategies. To ensure this capability remains at peak readiness and safety, the U.S. Navy undertook the D5 Life Extension Program in 2002 to replace aging components of the Trident II missile.

Under this contract, General Dynamics will continue to oversee elements of the D5 modernization program, including lifecycle support of the fire-control and attack weapon-control systems. The company will provide engineering support, performance evaluation, logistics, fleet documentation, reliability maintenance and training. The contract also calls for engineering support of the U.S. and U.K. common missile compartment including concept development, prototyping and initial design efforts.




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