General Dynamics gains IT contract from U.S. Coast Guard

NEEDHAM, Mass. 1 March 2006. The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $2.8-million information technology (IT) contract to install emitter and detection tools for vessels engaged in law enforcement and homeland defense missions

NEEDHAM, Mass. 1 March 2006. The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $2.8-million information technology (IT) contract to install emitter and detection tools for vessels engaged in law enforcement and homeland defense missions.

During the next year, General Dynamics plans to install Small Ship Electronic Support Measures (SSESM) aboard seven Coast Guard cutters, based at locations across the country. The company also will provide Coast Guard personnel with instruction and training on operating and maintaining these systems. The contract was awarded by the Maintenance and Logistic Command (Atlantic) based in Norfolk, Va.

The SSESM, built by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, is part of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), an upgrade and replacement program for the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare system.

The SSESM and SEWIP improve operator situational awareness by adding electronic support capabilities, as well as special signal detection, processing capabilities, network-centric warfare capabilities and display enhancements. General Dynamics is currently providing systems integration, production, testing, and technical documentation of the SSESM.

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