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February 26, 2014

General Dynamics awarded $250 million contract to support U.S. Navy’s air, missile defense radar program

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was awarded a contract from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in January 2014 to support the engineering and manufacturing development of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will support Raytheon as they build, integrate and test an open, highly scalable and energy efficient advanced radar system to detect ballistic missiles and air and surface targets. The contract has a potential value of $250.1 million over 10 years if all options are exercised.

“By building on our proven open architecture design philosophy and business model, General Dynamics will continue to provide solutions that are flexible, more capable and have low lifecycle costs,” said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Mission Integration Systems division.

AMDR is the Navy’s next-generation integrated air and missile defense radar and is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers beginning in 2016. AMDR consists of an S-band radar, an X-band radar and a Radar Suite Controller. AMDR-S is a new development integrated air and missile defense radar designed for long-range detection and engagement of advanced threats. The X-band radar is an existing horizon-search radar. The RSC provides S- and X-band radar resource management, coordination and interface to the Aegis combat system. Raytheon was awarded the AMDR contract in October 2013.

As a major subcontractor, General Dynamics will continue its work with Raytheon, which started with concept development, to build, integrate and test the AMDR-S Digital Receivers/Exciters and Digital Beam Forming subsystems for integration into the AMDR engineering development model radar. General Dynamics’ highly modular and scalable design builds on ten years of research and development in advanced, open architecture radar technology performed in partnership with the Navy.

“With our years of open architecture and radar technology experience, we are well-positioned to support Raytheon’s delivery of the most modular, scalable and capable radar to the Navy to better protect its fleet,” said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of the Integrated Platform Integration line of business for the Mission Integration Systems division at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

The majority of work under this contract will be performed in Fairfax, Va.; San Diego; Bloomington, Minn.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Kauai, Hawaii.




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