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Strategic Weapon Deterrence

ICBM Modernization And Sustainment For The U.S. Air Force

General Dynamics Mission Systems provides full life cycle support for strategic nuclear ballistic guidance and weapon control systems. Our unique experience and proven capabilities enable us to support the U.S. Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) strategic weapon systems. We offer proven capabilities in the design, development, production and sustainment of strategic weapon systems. These capabilities demand understanding positive control, nuclear surety, radiation hardening, space and ballistic missile flight environments, high accuracy and reliability design, modeling, qualification and higher quality standards than most other industrial areas.

Offering Unique Experience And Proven Capabilities To Support The Air Force Nuclear Enterprise

General Dynamics Mission Systems has designed, produced, installed and sustained every version of the Weapon Control System (Fire Control) for Polaris, Poseidon, Trident I and Trident II Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). Additionally, we have been part of the team developing, testing, producing, deploying and sustaining the guidance systems for each of these missions. Today we continue sustainment in both areas as we support the Trident II D-5 Life Extension. This portfolio of experience and capability is directly applicable to the USAF ICBM mission. General Dynamics was recently selected to perform the ICBM Concept Design and Architecture-Guidance (CDAG) study, demonstrating our commitment to supporting the Nation’s strategic deterrence mission, today and into the future.

We have the experience required to help customers maintain and sustain strategic weapon systems, while reducing risk and saving time and money. This approach enables customers to quickly and affordably add new capabilities and upgrade or reconfigure existing capabilities to meet the evolving mission requirements of the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise.

Over 50 Years Of Strategic Weapon Modernization

We have over 50 years of experience in the design, production, installation and sustainment of strategic nuclear weapon systems. We provide nuclear weapon system support applicable to ICBM sustainment, delivering cost efficiencies, assurance of operational performance and a collaborative environment with increased customer access to critical information to allow improved decision making. Our incremental modernization strategy enables effective sustainment of both the weapon system and the work force. We offer a proven track record of introducing new technology while maintaining nuclear surety, improving system performance and lowering life cycle costs. General Dynamics is recognized by the Defense Science Board for our knowledge management approach to retaining critical skills. Knowledge management, systematically passing domain expertise and unique experience from generation to generation, is critical to the success of the future Air Force Nuclear Enterprise.