General Dynamics wins additional submarine sonar work

WASHINGTON, 9 March 2006. Sonar systems designers at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Fairfax, Va., are set to build Multi-Purpose Processors (MPP) and Total Ship Monitoring System (TSMS) kits for U.S. Navy submarines.

WASHINGTON, 9 March 2006. Sonar systems designers at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Fairfax, Va., are set to build Multi-Purpose Processors (MPP) and Total Ship Monitoring System (TSMS) kits for U.S. Navy submarines.

MPP process acoustic signals from submarine towed arrays, hull arrays, sphere arrays, and TSMS. A-RCI integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other sonar processing on attack submarines, guided-missile submarines, and ballistic missile submarines.

These improvements are incorporated via rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software into the Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (A-RCI) program, which includes interfaces to legacy systems, signal processing enhancements, display enhancements, and incorporation of government-furnished information software algorithms.

Under terms of the contract modification, General Dynamics engineers will build 10 MPP systems for three ballistic missile submarines, five fast attack submarines, and two guided-missile submarines. The company also will build seven TSMS kits for five attack submarines and two guided missile submarines.

Work will be in Fairfax, Va., and be finished in August 2007. Awarding the contract was the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington.

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