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General Dynamics Mission Systems Receives $104.2M Production & Development Contract for Columbia/Dreadnought Class Ballistic-Missile Submarine Fire Control Systems

The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the Columbia and Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine class to support development, production, and installation requirements. The contract as awarded has a value of $104,214,429 over the next four years. This contract is the first for General Dynamics Mission Systems that is comprised of development, production, installation, and deployed-systems support exclusively for the Columbia/Dreadnaught (CLB/UKD) class of U.S. and U.K. submarine strategic weapons systems and subsystems. Work will primarily be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and is expected to be complete by November 2024.

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About General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems provides mission critical solutions to those who lead, serve and protect the world we live in. We are a technology integrator and original equipment manufacturer with deep domain expertise in land, sea, air, space and cyber.


We provide smarter mission critical systems and products to defense, civil government, intelligence and cybersecurity customers, but that doesn’t tell our whole story.

  • When downed pilots are isolated in enemy territory, our radios give them a lifeline to call home.
  • When the intelligence agencies need to share crucial top-secret information, our products help them keep this information out of the wrong hands.
  • When sailors need to locate underwater mines, our technology enables them to find explosives with unmanned underwater vehicles.

By supporting smarter missions with smarter platforms, we help those who serve succeed and get home safely.


General Dynamics’ ethos is our distinguishing moral nature. It informs everything we do.

Our employees are a community of people dedicated to this ethos.

Each of us has an obligation to behave according to our values.

In that way, we can ensure that we continue to be good stewards of the investments in us by our shareholders, customers, employees and communities, now and in the future.

Our ethos is rooted in five values: Honesty, Trust, Humanity, Alignment and Value Creation.