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General Dynamics seals a contract for Columbia&Dreadnought Class SSBN Fire Control Systems

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The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the Columbia and Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine class to support development, production, and installation requirements, General Dynamics announced.

The contract as awarded has a value of $104,214,429 over the next four years. This contract is the first for General Dynamics Mission Systems that is comprised of development, production, installation, and deployed-systems support exclusively for the Columbia/Dreadnaught (CLB/UKD) class of U.S. and U.K. submarine strategic weapons systems and subsystems. Work will primarily be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and is expected to be complete by November 2024.

General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Maritime and Strategic Systems line of business will deliver the fire control system for the U.S. Navy’s first Columbia class submarine (US01) and the first U.S. Columbia class training facility (Kings Bay Trident Training Facility [KB-TTF]) as well as installation support and pre-deployment planning for both U.S. and U.K. sites.

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This contract also includes CLB/UKD design completion scope and continuation of design activities for the first planned Refresh of the CLB/UKD fire control system, as well as design support for CLB/UKD planning at the KB-TTF and procurement of the infrastructure material to support the new TTF labs. The majority of the work in support of this contract will take place in Pittsfield.

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