General Dynamics announces creation of new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems makes its debut as General Dynamics’ newest business unit at the Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) 27th National Symposium, the Falls Church, VA-based company announced on January 12. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems combined to form General Dynamics Mission Systems on January 1, 2015.
“This restructuring has allowed us to create a real powerhouse. We are stronger together and offer a more robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today’s dynamic environment,” saidChris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems. “Our exhibits at SNA highlight our collective capabilities from which the U.S. Navy will benefit, including unsurpassed technology, innovation and mission understanding.”
General Dynamics Mission Systems will deliver greater capability more efficiently. With a fuller set of synergistic offerings, the company will support the Navy in its efforts to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces. Examples of the company’s Navy portfolio include:
- As the ship systems integrator for both the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programs, General Dynamics Mission Systems is responsible for the design, integration and testing of the navigation systems, C4I and aviation systems. The company’s open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI) serves as the technology backbone for the core mission systems for both platforms. With its plug and play integration for ship systems and mission modules, OPEN CI allows for platform flexibility and quick configuration.
- Leveraging its open architecture approach, General Dynamics supports prime contractor Raytheon with the development of a scalable system that reduces space, weight and energy demands in support of the next-generation integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).
- General Dynamics Mission Systems was recently awarded a contract to build and test a complete Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise System (CANES) network intended for fielding on a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.
- The Digital Modular Radio (DMR) is interoperable with the Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite communications system and protects sensitive Navy mission information to the Top Secret level and below. DMR radios are aboard Navy surface and subsurface vessels and fixed-site locations throughout the Navy and other U.S. Department of Defense locations.
- In October 2014, General Dynamics delivered the 100,000th TACLANE-Micro (KG-175D) in-line network encryptor to the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The TACLINE-Micro provides cyber defense for networks, is optimized for both tactical and strategic environments, and is high speed, compact and mobile.
- The Common Display System (CDS) product family consists of a series of information-display configurations based on standardized, interchangeable components that can be implemented across all classes of Navy ships.
- Common Network Interface (CNI) offers functional system improvements for LHA and LHD class ships, allowing these ships to interoperate more effectively with other modern ships in the fleet. CNI provides ship commanders with all of the available tactical and situational awareness information by integrating the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information with local tactical pictures.
- Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), a spiral-block development program, provides an immediate improvement to the legacy surface ship electronic warfare (EW) detection and countermeasures system.
SOURCE General Dynamics