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General Dynamics Mission Systems Presents Portfolio of Capabilities to Defend, Protect and Connect the U.S. Navy

FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Mission Systems makes its debut as General Dynamics' newest business unit at the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) 27(th) National Symposium. 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," said Chris 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


    --  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


General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced in September 2014 the consolidation of Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems. For more information about General Dynamics Mission Systems, please visit and follow us on Twitter @GDMS.


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