General Dynamics to provide full system lifecycle support for US Navy

1 August 2013 (Last Updated August 1st, 2013 18:30)

General Dynamics One Source has been awarded a business and force support multiple-award pillar contract by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic.

General Dynamics One Source has been awarded a business and force support multiple-award pillar contract by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic.

Under the multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, General Dynamics, which is one of 15 prime contracts, will provide services including worldwide command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to various locations.

General Dynamics will utilise state-of-the-art technologies to transition customers to enterprise solutions while helping to promote operational efficiency and flexibility and reduce long-term costs.

Additionally, the contract involves full system lifecycle support to include mission-essential, enterprise-level business operations and support functions, which will be based in Charleston, South Carolina, US.

"SSC Atlantic ensures reliable information to soldiers whenever and wherever it is required."

General Dynamics Information Technology Navy Marine Corps Services sector vice-president and general manager Ken Slaght said the company provides an array of cost-effective technical solutions and mission capabilities for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), US military services, national intelligence and federal civilian agencies.

The company will work with SPAWAR to provide secure communications, networking solutions and information systems and technology, Slaght said.

As part of the US Navy, SSC Atlantic ensures reliable information to soldiers whenever and wherever it is required, by designing, acquiring, engineering and sustaining the systems, sensor connections, cyber network infrastructures and knowledge management services.

If all options are exercised, the contract will have a potential value of $900m, across all 15 awardees for five years.

General Dynamics One Source is a joint venture between General Dynamics Information Technology, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems.

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