General Dynamics Receives $87 Million Naval Contract
General Dynamics continued its recent string of successes after it was awarded an $87 million contract from the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command to design and construct underwater mine warfare vehicles.
According to a release from the company, the vehicles will allow sailors and Naval commanders to identify underwater mines in a single pass, in addition to gathering environmental information for intelligence support.
"General Dynamics continues to deliver affordable, flexible solutions that meet the Navy's vision for open architecture," Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, said in the release. "Commanders and sailors will now have the most capable and advanced system available to detect, avoid and defeat mine threats."
The Associated Press reports the development and manufacturing work will be completed in North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts and Florida. As a result of the contract, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company also reportedly plans to add new defense and intelligence jobs, which will likely be filled by individuals with security clearance.