General Dynamics has won a US Geological Survey a 10 year $155 million contract to provide ground-based flight and mission operations support for the Landsat 8 satellite.
General Dynamics Mission Systems will also develop and integrate a Landsat multisatellite operations facility at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland under the contract that has a five-year base term and five option years, the company said Thursday.
“With this contract, General Dynamics steps into the prime systems integrator position for ground-based space mission management, flight operations and mission operations centers,” said Manny Mora, vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems.
The contract also paves the way for GDMS to help provide flight operations support once USGS launches Landsat 9 in 2020.
Launched in 1966, the Landsat project is a joint program of NASA and USGS that works to collect space-based land remote sensing data in support of agriculture, global change, geology and forestry research as well as disaster relief and other emergency response missions.
General Dynamics was awarded $8 million contract modification for sustainment of the US and UK SSBN fire control system and the US SSGN attack weapon control system (AWCS) to include training and support equipment. Also included is missile fire control for the US Columbia-class and UK Dreadnought-class common missile compartment program development, through first unit UK production, and strategic weapon interface simulator, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
Raytheon and General Dynamics Electric Boat developed new payload module for future US Navys Virginia-class fast-attack submarines will triple the number of Tomahawks the subs can carry. The Navys main conventional deep-strike weapon, Tomahawk is fired by surface ships and submarines to destroy high-value targets with lethal precision
General Dynamics Mission Systems was yesterday awarded a $250,000,000 hybrid cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to modify, test, train and sustain the Prophet System. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2022
The Pentagon has awarded General Dynamics with a Foreign Military Sales contract for the production of the critical components of Aegis missile fire-control system for the governments of the Republic of Korea and Japan. The contract worth $40 million is for the production of Missile Fire Control System MK 82 director and MK 200 director controller equipment, and associated engineering services, the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
General Dynamics Mission Systems has won $105 million full rate production contract from US Marine Corps over four years for the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) program. CAC2S is a command and control system that integrates information from various aerial and ground-based radar systems and sensors to enable a common, real time air picture, the company announced Wednesday
General Dynamics Electric Boat is being awarded a $115 million modification to a previously awarded contract for additional lead-yard services, development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines. This modification provides lead-yard services for Virginia-class submarines that will maintain, update and support the Virginia-class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia-class submarine, including technology insertion throughout its construction and post-shakedown availability period, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
US based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems' 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun is ready for testing. Meant for ship, land and mobile platforms the railgun will be tested at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, USA, the company said Wednesday without specifying the test date
General Dynamics Mission Systems has introduced the new HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio (CSR) that automatically activates and securely transmits location data when specific G-Force or the presence of salt water is detected. The Hook3 provides direct line-of-sight voice and encrypted two-way data communications to help combat search and rescue teams quickly and accurately locate and rescue downed pilots and isolated military personnel
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