General Dynamics to upgrade submarine weapons control system

FAIRFAX, Va., 20 July 2009. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, won a $10.2 million first-year contract of a multi-year award from the U.S. Navy to provide upgrades to the submarine weapons control system (WCS) portion of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system.

Jul 20th, 2009

FAIRFAX, Va., 20 July 2009. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, won a $10.2 million first-year contract of a multi-year award from the U.S. Navy to provide upgrades to the submarine weapons control system (WCS) portion of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system.

General Dynamics will develop weapon control software and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware upgrades for the AN/BYG-1 combat system on several classes of submarines. The AN/BYG-1 integrates the tactical control, weapons control and tactical network subsystems on U.S. Navy and Royal Australian navy submarines. The General Dynamics weapon-control system offering is based on the General Dynamics open architecture and open business model approach which facilitates system enhancements utilizing modular and open architectures and flexible business strategies to enhance competition, company officials say.

"By leveraging our experience from our work on other U.S. Navy submarine weapon control contracts, we will deliver a highly reliable and innovative solution that will significantly improve the warfighter's capabilities," says Lou Von Thaer, president, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

The majority of work under this contract will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., Fairfax, Va., and Middletown, R.I. If all options are exercised, work under this contract will be completed by December 2018.

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