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PITTSFIELD, Mass. – General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Navy worth $33.7 million to be the design agent and provide lifecycle sustainment services to support the Independence-variant Littoral Class Ship (LCS) Combat System. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $92.6 million.

“General Dynamics Mission Systems has been the Independence-variant combat systems provider since the beginning of the program,” said Scott Beauchemin, vice president of surface systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems. “We look forward to continuing to provide the U.S. Navy with upgrades to the Independence-variant LCS combat system so it remains ready to meet the needs of our sailors’ missions today and in the future.”

Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass.; San Diego; and Mobile, Ala. and is expected to be completed by March 2025.

General Dynamics Mission Systems will provide the overall in-service engineering and lifecycle support for the command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, and intelligence (C5I) systems by delivering critical engineering, software development, testing and system upgrade/replacement planning onboard LCS hulls and at shore-based facilities.

General Dynamics Mission Systems provides mission critical solutions for defense, intelligence and cybersecurity customers across all domains. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, General Dynamics Mission Systems employs approximately 12,500 people worldwide. More information about General Dynamics Mission Systems is available at