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General Dynamics $56m Contract for Trident

General Dynamics : 03 November, 2006  (New Product)
General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million Engineering and Support Contract for TRIDENT Ballistic Missile System
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $56 million contract modification to provide production, operational support, field engineering services, repair and return effort, and development for the TRIDENT II Fire Control System. The contract also includes SSGN Attack Weapons Control Systems life cycle cost control and technology refresh work.

Work will be performed by existing employees in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed by December 2009. The contract has a total potential value of $111 million if all options are exercised.

'General Dynamics has a strong history with the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs. We are proud to have the opportunity to continue to deliver highly reliable, innovative, open-architecture systems in support of the Navy and the nation,' said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of Maritime Digital Systems at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. The company specializes in ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence. More information is available on the Internet at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,100 people worldwide and expects 2006 revenues of approximately $24 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information can be found online at
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