General Dynamics To Modernize Weapons Control System of US, Australian Submarines

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  • 12:35 PM, July 24, 2015
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General Dynamics has won a $20 million contract from the US Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for US as well as Australian submarines.

The AN/BYG-1 software analyses and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews including the capability to target and employ torpedoes and missiles.

"The AN/BYG-1 software program is a cost-effective way for the Navy to quickly update and add capabilities to submarine weapon systems," said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of Maritime and Strategic Systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems.

"Many of the system updates and capability improvements are the direct result of feedback from sailors and their commanders who work with the systems every day." Zaffanella added.

First awarded to General Dynamics in 2009, the AN/BYG-1 software system uses commercial off-the-shelf hardware in an open-architecture computing environment ensuring that the submarine combat control systems are consistently maintained and updated with the latest technology advancements.

The Navy's Los Angeles, Seawolf, Virginia and SSGN-class submarines and the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarines use the AN/BYG-1 software and hardware.

General Dynamics combined the resources of Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems as "General Dynamics Mission Systems" on January 1, 2015.

 

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