General Dynamics wins $11 million from U.S. Navy for Aegis illuminators

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 14 March 2011. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products won an $11.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. The MK 82 and MK 200 are critical components of the Aegis missile fire-control system's illuminator, whereas the Aegis Combat System is an advanced tactical radar defense and fire-control system fielded by the Navy.

Mar 14th, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 14 March 2011. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products won an $11.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. The MK 82 and MK 200 are critical components of the Aegis missile fire-control system's illuminator, whereas the Aegis Combat System is an advanced tactical radar defense and fire-control system fielded by the Navy.

This award modifies a contract issued in September 2010 by the Naval Sea Systems Command valued at $11.5 million, with a total potential value of $29.5 million if all options are exercised. Under these contracts, the MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers will be installed aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics.

"For more than 20 years of DDG 51-class production, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has produced and supported MK82 directors and the MK200 director controllers, so these critical components remain effective and affordable elements of the Aegis weapon system," says Russ Klein, the company's vice president and general manager of weapon systems.

Program management, assembly, and testing of directors and director controllers will be performed at General Dynamics facilities in Vermont. Delivery of all illuminator components will be completed by July 2013.

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