Naval oceanographic and military weather signal processing job goes to General Dynamics

U.S. Navy officials needed a technology company to design software for a naval oceanographic and military weather analysis and signal processing system called the Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-Next Generation (NITES-Next).

U.S. Navy officials needed a technology company to design software for a naval oceanographic and military weather analysis and signal processing system called the Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-Next Generation (NITES-Next). They found their solution at General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. in Fairfax, Va.

General Dynamics won a $22.2 million contract to deliver the company’s NITES-Next ocean and weather intelligence processing software.

NITES-Next inputs, stores, and processes information concerning weather and ocean conditions–also referred to as meteorological and oceanographic (METOC) data. NITES-Next weather processing and ocean forecasting capability includes assessing how weather and ocean conditions might influence naval operations, weapon systems, and sensors, and displays its information in graphic fashion.

NITES-Next information also goes to warfighter mission planning systems; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems; and decision support systems.

SPAWAR awarded the contract on behalf of the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence systems. This contract includes options for a second NITES-Next software release, as well as options for deployment, operations, and support services, support for demonstrations and exercises, and AN/UMK operations and support. If all options are exercised, the cumulative value of this contract would reach an estimated $67.7 million.

Work will be in Fairfax, Va.; Bellevue, Neb.; Waterford, Conn.; Manassas, Va.; and Redlands, Calif., and should be finished by August 2012.

For more information, visit General Dynamics Information Technology online at www.anteon.com.

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