SPAWAR awards General Dynamics $8.5 million contract for USVs

WESTMINSTER, Md., 8 May 2006. The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR), of San Diego, Calif., has awarded General Dynamics Robotic Systems an $8.5 million contract for two Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for the Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Module. The total value of the contract, if all options are exercised, is $11.3 million.

May 8th, 2006

WESTMINSTER, Md., 8 May 2006. The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR), of San Diego, Calif., has awarded General Dynamics Robotic Systems an $8.5 million contract for two Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for the Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Module. The total value of the contract, if all options are exercised, is $11.3 million.

General Dynamics Robotic Systems is a part of General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Michigan, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

General Dynamics will provide up to four autonomous USVs that will employ towed arrays, dipping sonar sensors, and acoustic sources as payloads to carry out its Anti-Submarine Warfare mission.

General Dynamics' teammates include Navatek Ltd., Micro-Analysis and Design, Signal Systems Corporation, International Logistics Systems, and Chesapeake Sciences Corporation.

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