FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics announced today that they received a $34.5 million Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Agreement from the U.S. Air Force to support its Air Force’s management of strategic weapons communications as part of increment two of the Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal program. The rapid prototype development agreement with the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is structured to allow the Air Force to quickly pivot from a successful prototype to full rate production. If a follow-on production contract is awarded, the award has a total potential value of more than $130 million.

“We are looking forward to partnering with the Air Force to develop this vital capability as we expand on our more than 60-year involvement in our nation’s strategic deterrence mission,” said vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Maritime and Strategic Systems business, Carlo Zaffanella. “This contract will quickly advance and modernize the resilience and survivability that are essential for Nuclear Command, Control and Communications systems.”

General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), provides mission-critical solutions to defense, intelligence and cyber-security customers across all domains. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, General Dynamics Mission Systems employs more than 12,000 people worldwide. More information about General Dynamics Mission Systems’ portfolio of capabilities is available at gdmissionsystems.com.