General Dynamics Mission Systems will showcase innovation that enables multi-domain operations for the U.S. Army, including the ability to interoperate with key allies around the world.

Fairfax, VA. – General Dynamics Mission Systems participating in the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2021 Global Force Next, held virtually March 16-18, to highlight new, innovative, and affordable solutions that enable the Army’s cross-functional teams.

Media are invited to visit our virtual booth HERE.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is a Social Media Sponsor for this event. Registered conference attendees can visit on Wednesday, March 17 for General Dynamics specific content throughout the show.

On Twitter, follow General Dynamics Mission Systems: @GDMS and @GDMS_C.

For more information on the solutions below, or for stock imagery, contact Matthew Billingsley at or 202-407-1141


Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS): TEWS is a dedicated all-weather, 24-hour, ground-based tactical electronic support and electronic attack system that provides commanders with options to create multiple dilemmas to a designing enemy by decreasing the sensor to shooter timeline. TEWS will enable a Brigade Combat Team Commander to detect, locate, identify the enemy and will give the Commander the capability to act/react/counter with non-lethal effects by denying, disrupting, and degrading the enemy’s ability to communicate, coordinate, and synchronize. TEWS is platform independent; a modular system that will enable integration onto any vehicle. TEWS supports stationary, dismounted, and on-the-move, man-pack operations. 

Remote Unattended Ground System (RUGS): RUGS will enable Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF), Multi-Domain Intelligence (MDI) and Military Information Support Operations (MISO). RUGS will support a variety of mission sets including decoy and deception, Electronic Warfare Support (ES), Electronic Attack (EA) and offensive cyber operations. The initial version will be a decoy and deception variant that when positioned can emit friendly signals to portray friendly locations.

Synthetic Training Environment: A next-generation extended reality live training solution, fresh from a recent user assessment at Ft. Benning, providing a software-based, tailorable and fully immersive training experience. Partnering with the best of industry to leverage commercial off-the-shelf technologies, our solution provides capabilities now and sets the foundation for future solutions supporting the Army’s complex, multi-domain fight.

Secure Data Fabric: Secure Data Fabric integrates General Dynamics’ proven tactical data management and multi-level security Enterprise Cyber Security products and experience, creating a unified data environment across echelons regardless of the source and security level of the data. Designed to be hosted on the current Army Tactical Network and hardware, Secure Data Fabric supports multiple computing environments and makes data visible, discoverable, accessible and understandable while seamlessly connecting Army systems and mission partner environments.

Rugged Armored Vehicle Network (RAVN) Kit/Network Extension Kit (NEK): Through internal investments, we have developed the RAVN Kit to extend mobile network capability to Armored Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs). Tailored to improve and extend the Integrated Tactical Network and building on lessons learned from a similar effort integrating a NEKs on Strykers, it facilitates mobile and survivable command posts.

Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5): CHS-5 provides U.S. military customers rapid, affordable access to a wide range of commercial off-the-shelf computing and network equipment for tactical operations. General Dynamics provides technical assistance and logistics support for a wide range of services, from the rapid repair and replacement of equipment at strategically located Regional Support Centers, to the deployment of field service personnel to CHS-5 user locations worldwide. Available to all military services and across the federal government, CHS-5 contract is a “one stop shop” for tactical IT hardware solutions.

Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS): General Dynamics Mission Systems has teamed with Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security, through a value-added reseller agreement to integrate its mission-critical solutions with Dedrone’s drone detection and defeat technologies. The Dedrone C-UAS technology portfolio combines machine-learning software with best-in-class hardware sensors, electronic attack methods such as smart jamming, and defeat weapons to provide early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats.

GPS Source Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) and GPS Data Transmission: APNT and GPS signal retransmission solutions such as the U.S. Army’s Mounted Assured PNT (MAPS GEN-1) solution and the ECHO-II Smart Repeater provide critical timing and position data in GPS denied and degraded environments. MAPS GEN-1, based on the GPS Source SENTRySCOUT™ system, provides valid and APNT data, independent of the availability or integrity of GPS signals. The core of the MAPS GEN-1 system, the ED3 PNT Hub, is widely utilized in a variety of ground vehicle applications and is the lead platform for Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) making the ED3 your path to M-Code. MAPS GEN-1 is currently being fielded by the Army and the next generation of APNT system is currently in development. When GPS indoor transmission is the primary concern, the ECHO-II is a reliable signal repeater ideal for ground vehicles, aircraft, and buildings when time-to-first-fix is critical.

SATCOM-on-the-Move®: General Dynamics SATCOM-on-the-Move (SOTM) antennas provide secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications for troops operating in remote locations. Designed for rugged tactical environments, these antennas can be mounted on fast-moving vehicles, aircraft and UAVs to provide reliable X, Ku, or Ka Mil and commercial band satellite communications anytime, anywhere.

Next Generation Army Standard Family of Shelters (ASF): General Dynamics is concluding the development of the Next Generation Army Standard Family of Shelters (ASF) to address today’s ever-changing operational requirements across the military. The shelters feature a modern, lightweight and durable design that will enable them to operate in most extreme environments. They can be quickly deployed on the ground or on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, enabling the flexibility and mobility needed to quickly transport, deploy, and move the shelters. The shelters can be used for a number of applications including command posts, kitchens, maintenance shops and medical facilities. In addition, as the demand for larger Rigid Wall Shelter systems increases, General Dynamics has restarted production on the Modular Extendable Rigid Wall Shelter (MERWS). MERWS will provide increased shelter capacity for command and control centers as well as deployable debriefing conference rooms.

Advanced Vetronic Systems: General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada’s Advanced Vetronic Systems delivers a technological advantage through mission critical solutions for combat platforms. We have a global reputation for excellence in tactical computing and displays, fire control and turret stabilization, video distribution and processing, and tactical intercom and C2/C4ISR networking. Our MOSA-ready solutions and AI-enabled next-generation systems are grounded with our operationally proven pedigree and offer exponential leaps in technological capability, and SWaP-C improvements to support our warfighters in mission success.

Persistent Systems GVR5 Dual-Band Wave Relay MANET: Designed in collaboration with General Dynamics Missions Systems, a leading provider of tactical vehicle communications systems, the GVR5 by Persistent Systems, LLC, is a dual-band mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) solution. Like other Wave Relay MANET devices from Persistent Systems, the GVR5 allows users to seamlessly share voice, video, text, sensor, and location data, all while on the move without the need for fixed infrastructure. The hardened GVR5 is specifically designed for integration into infantry fighting vehicles and similar platforms that have unique power systems, ballistic and gunfire shock requirements, and operate complex local area networks. The GVR5 can simultaneously operate on two frequency bands (L+S, L+C, or S+C - bands). It is an ideal solution for Automated-PACE (Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency) because it routes communications over the best available band. Additionally, the GVR5 allows dismounted users carrying MPU5 MANET devices to wirelessly connect to a vehicle's intercom system while in or near the vehicle. The GVR5 can be connected to SATCOM or LTE modems in the vehicle to extend BLOS connectivity to dismounted users – delivering global connectivity to the Wave Relay MANET.

General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), provides mission critical solutions to the challenges facing our defense, intelligence and cyber security customers across all domains. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, General Dynamics Mission Systems employs more than 12,000 people worldwide. For more information about General Dynamics Mission Systems’ broad portfolio of capabilities, visit and follow us on Twitter @GDMS.

Updated: 9/9/2021