General Dynamics to Build Littoral Mission Control Systems; Mike Tweed-Kent Comments

general-dynamics-logo-lgA General Dynamics business unit has won a contract from Austal to design, integrate and test combat and seaframe control systems for two U.S. Navy battleships.

Littoral 14 and 16 are the fifth and sixth combat ships being built by Austal under a 10-ship Navy order awarded in December 2010, according to a General Dynamics statement.

As the platform systems engineering agent, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will install an open architecture computing infrastructure into the ships to help address mission requirements.

U.S. Navy photo
U.S. Navy photo

“Ensuring that the Navy has the most capable and advanced systems available at the lowest cost is the goal we work toward each and every day,” said Mike Tweed-Kent , vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ mission integration systems division.

The technology is designed to provide flexible configurations and includes plug-and-play functions to interconnect hardware and software components.

The company’s technical workforce will perform contract work in Pittsfield, Mass., Mobile, Ala., Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and California.

In addition, the contract is intended to support more than 450 suppliers nationwide.

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