General Dynamics to support U.S., U.K. submarine weapon systems

By Ryan Maass   |   Feb. 18, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has given General Dynamics a $74 million contract modification for new U.S. and U.K. fire and attack weapon control system procurements.

The contract modification supports the U.S. Navy's Ohio Replacement Submarine program and the United Kingdom's Successor Common Missile Compartment program. Under the program, the U.S. Navy is developing a nuclear submarine to replace the Trident-armed Ohio-class submarines currently in service.

General Dynamics will be tasked providing a SSBN fire control system for the United Kingdom, and a SSGN attack weapon control system for the U.S. Navy.

Work on the contract will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and other locations in the United States.

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