General Dynamics Gets $104M Contract for US, UK Ballistic Missile Submarine Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has secured a potential $104.2M contract to develop, produce and install systems for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class and the U.K.’s Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines.

The company’s mission systems business will perform the services and receive initial funds amounting to $39.3M, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

GDMS is expected to complete work by November 2024.

Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (90%); the United Kingdom (6%); Quonset Point, Rhode Island (3%); and Groton, Connecticut (1%). 

Columbia and Dreadnought submarines will replace the underwater vessels of the U.S. Ohio and U.K. Vanguard classes.

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