General Dynamics Awarded $52 Million Engineering and Support Contract for TRIDENT Ballistic Missile Systems

FAIRFAX, Va. , Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $52 million contract modification to provide operational support; field engineering, repair and return services; training; and system development for the U.S. and U.K. TRIDENT II (D5) Fire Control System (FCS). The contract also includes SSGN Attack Weapons Control Systems (AWCS) lifecycle cost control and technology refresh work. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Work will be performed by existing employees in Pittsfield, Mass. , and is expected to be completed by April 2011 .

"General Dynamics is proud to have the opportunity to continue providing the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs with highly reliable, innovative, open architecture systems in support of the Navy and the nation," said Mike Tweed- Kent , vice president and general manager of integrated combat systems for 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. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va. , 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 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

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