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General Dynamics wins US, UK subs support contract

General Dynamics wins US, UK subs support contract

The US prime has landed a deal to provide fire control services to US and British ballistic missile submarines.

The US prime has landed a deal to provide fire control services to US and British ballistic missile submarines.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a US$272.9 million ($395.4 million) US Navy contract to support development, production and installation of fire control systems for the Columbia and Dreadnought Classes of ballistic missile submarines.

The six-year contract includes development, production and installation support for US and UK submarine strategic weapons systems and subsystems.

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The company has also been tasked with supporting strategic weapons systems upgrades on currently fielded US and UK strategic ballistic missile submarines.

General Dynamics Mission Systems' Maritime and Strategic Systems line of business is expected to deliver the fire control system for the US Navy's second and third Columbia Class submarine and the third UK Dreadnought Class submarines.

This is in addition to installation support and pre-deployment planning for both US and UK sites.

Further, the deal includes Columbia and Dreadnought design completion scope and continuation of design activities for the first planned refresh of the Columbia and Dreadnought fire control system.

The work, to be performed out of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is scheduled to be completed by July 2028.

“The US Columbia and UK Dreadnought class submarines are of strategic importance to our nation and our allies,” Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager at General Dynamics Mission Systems said.

“General Dynamics has been supporting previous submarine programs for more than 65 years and we are extending our support through the development, production and installation of mission critical systems for this new fleet of submarines.”

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