The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics to provide support services for the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Under the $19m contract, the company will provide engineering and technical support of machinery control, machinery information and machinery automation systems.

The company’s computer programming experts will support software development, software process documentation and software data collection.

In addition, GD will support the development of policy and procedures, such as software certification and software safety, and also perform quality assurance.

Work, under the five-year contract, will be carried out at the NSWCCD Ship Systems Engineering Station at the Philadelphia Naval Business Center.