FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) Machinery and Systems support by the U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). The five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $73.3 million if all options are exercised.
Through the contract, General Dynamics will support HM&E machinery and systems on Navy vessels and select land-based sites, as well as other federal agency and federally contracted vessels. These services include prototype engineering, design, development, testing, performance specifications and data analysis, system fault tree and safety analysis, computer programming and software engineering. The company will also provide system training development and on-site technical support, alteration services, integrated logistics and staging. General Dynamics will perform the work primarily in Norfolk, Va., San Diego and Philadelphia, in addition to locations in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Bahrain, and Italy.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is the Navy's leading maritime technology authority and oversees full life-cycle support for maritime technologies. The division is a leader in surface and undersea vehicle science, ship systems and related maritime technology and serves as a major technical component of the Naval Sea Systems Command.
"For more than 10 years General Dynamics has supported the technology needs and advancements of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division," said Ken Slaght, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Navy Marine Corps Services sector. "We are fully committed to providing technical expertise and innovation to enhance the Navy's maritime capabilities and supporting the Navy's critical missions."
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