General Dynamics Team Successfully Completes Critical Test Phase for U.S. Navy Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

The General Dynamics Mission Systems team successfully completed all stages of formal Sea Acceptance Testing (SAT) of Knifefish, the U.S. Navy’s Surface Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system. The tests were conducted off the coast of Boston using Navy mine test targets and included a variety of undersea, MCM operational scenarios in multiple simulated mine fields. Following the successful SAT, the Knifefish system will begin Developmental Tests and Operational Assessment evaluations. “The successful sea acceptance tests are the result of strong collaboration and teamwork between the General Dynamics…

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US Navy Contract Announcement May 22, 2018

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $16,637,619 cost-plus fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2118) for air conditioning unit component development.  Electric Boat Corp. will procure prototype material and manufacturing for air conditioning units to be used on Block V Virginia class boats.  The work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (95 percent); and Groton, Connecticut (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2021. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,700,995 will be obligated…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 11, 2018

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is awarded a maximum potential value $85,500,000 modification, to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0043) for the Block Upgrade II retrofit of Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) low volume terminals. The terminals provide secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2024.  No funding is being placed on contract and obligated at the time of award.  Contract actions will be issued…

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PCU Hyman G. Rickover celebrates construction milestone

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, May 11. The initials of the submarine’s sponsor, Darleen Greenert, were welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine. She is the wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert (retired). Adm. Frank Caldwell, Jr., director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, stated, “Adm. Rickover’s gift to our Nation’s defense – safe, reliable, and militarily superior naval nuclear propulsion…

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Connecticut Announces Long-Term Partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced May 1st an historic partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) that will help the company grow their workforce by nearly 1,900 bringing it to more than 13,000 by 2034, allow for capital investments of greater than $800 million in the state over the next 17 years, and more than double their spending on in-state suppliers, which are located in 102 Connecticut cities and towns. Connecticut’s investment will allow EB to maintain its position as the highest-quality provider of submarines to the U.S. Navy, thus…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 3, 2018

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is awarded $25,160,073 for modification P00027 to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0002).  This modification provides for additional structural analysis and structural design efforts in support of the engineering and manufacturing development of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band, including static and fatigue requirements.  Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (52 percent); Dallas, Texas (47 percent); and Ft. Wayne, Indiana (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2018.  Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of…

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Future USS Thomas Hudner Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed acceptance trials May 3 after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine. The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), the governing body that recommends the ship be delivered to the Navy, evaluated the ship’s construction and compliance with Navy specifications. INSURV reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion applications…

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Future USS Thomas Hudner Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials

Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed builder’s trials, March 31, after spending four days underway. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder, Bath Iron Works (BIW), and the Navy to assess the ship’s systems and its readiness for delivery. “With the successful completion of these trials, we move closer to adding DDG 116 and her exceptional capabilities to the fleet,” said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The Navy and industry team worked…

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Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Gains Two New Members

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council announced that two new companies have joined the leading organization representing the interests of the Homeland Security Industrial Base. The Council’s newest members, General Dynamics Mission Systems and REI Systems, provide innovative technology, product, and service solutions to the Homeland Security Enterprise. “I am thrilled to announce that General Dynamics Mission Systems and REI Systems are now part of the Council family,” said Marc Pearl, President & CEO. “Their capabilities and desire to be a part of our programs and initiatives will be…

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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works FFG(X) Concept Design Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $14.9 million contract for the concept design of the Navy’s planned Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). Bath Iron Works’ proposed design is based on a family of AEGIS Guided Missile Frigates designed by the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. The contract award enables Bath Iron Works to mature the design to meet the specifications established by the Navy that will be used for the Detail Design and Construction request for proposals. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total value…

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General Dynamics Awarded $432 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Submarine Work

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $432 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine design improvements. Additionally, Electric Boat will perform research and development work required to evaluate new technologies to be inserted in newly built Virginia-class ships, including the Virginia Payload Module. Initially awarded in August 2016, the contract has a…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 27, 2017

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded a $15,132,006 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) to exercise an option for maintenance and support for the AN/AQS-20 sonar mine detecting set to maintain and improve system sustainability. The AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships. This option for continuing support includes, but not limited to repair; overhauls and other scheduled maintenance; hardware and software maintenance; tracking and resolution of obsolescence issues; technology improvements; reliability and maintainability improvements; development and incorporation…

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General Dynamics to Christen Submarine South Dakota on Saturday

General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen South Dakota (SSN 790), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Deanie Dempsey is the ship’s sponsor. She is the wife of retired U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be the event’s principal speaker. The submarine South Dakota is the 17th ship of the Virginia Class.…

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US Navy Contracts October 11, 2017

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $20,596,056 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2104) for planning and execution of USS Washington (SSN 787) post-delivery work period. Electric Boat will perform planning and execution efforts including long-lead-time material procurement in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and other work on USS Washington during its scheduled post-delivery work period. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia (99 percent); and Groton, Connecticut (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by February, 2018. Fiscal…

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