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General Dynamics Awarded USD 50 Million for Submarine Modernisation Programme

Australia: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded two contract modifications totaling USD 50 million to continue supporting the AN/BYG-1 combat control system aboard US Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines, as part of the AN/BYG-1 modernisation program for the tactical control systems (TCS) and weapons control systems (WCS). General Dynamics is delivering enhanced capabilities across multiple submarine platforms, providing fleet operators and commanders with a common operational picture that strengthens real-time intelligence and improves situational awareness.

"We are dedicated to helping the US and Royal Australian Navies advance their mission with cost-effective, innovative, agile and reliable solutions. By introducing our open architecture framework into these legacy systems, we can quickly insert relevant technologies onto the submarine's open platforms to meet the fast-changing mission needs of today's fleet,” said Mike Eagan, Vice President And General Manager of the Integrated Platform Solutions line of business at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

The open architecture framework facilitates the rapid integration of advanced capabilities developed by commercial, defense and academic entities on an annual or bi-annual basis. The common processing baseline across all submarines also helps ensure the independent, yet parallel, development and certification of the TCS and WCS.

Source: General Dynamics