12:00 AM, June 2, 2009
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded a $47 million contract by the U.S. Navy to support the Military Sealift Command. The single award contract covers one base year with four option years. General Dynamics will provide engineering support for the modernization of the main engines and auxiliary systems onboard Military Sealift Command vessels through the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Work will be performed at several locations, including Bremerton, Wash.; San Diego, Calif.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Norfolk, Va.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Gaeta, Italy; Yokosuka, Japan; and Guam. "General Dynamics understands that modernizing these vessels is critical for continued success in the 21st century," said Bill Cobb, general manager and vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Navy/Air Force Solutions Division's Combat Systems Sector. "We will support the U.S. Navy and the Military Sealift Command in its vital mission of delivering supplies and conducting operations around the world".