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Submarine Systems

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Mission Systems has successfully applied our systems engineering and integration expertise across a range of complex strategic, nuclear and conventional submarine weapons systems. Our lifecycle cost solutions and management systems provide the Navy with significant cost savings and operational efficiencies. General Dynamics' Submarine Systems capabilities are based on an unparalleled record of migrating laboratory technologies into deliverable, state-of-the-art capabilities for the U.S. Fleet:

  • Complete systems and software engineering, production, and lifecycle support services for the strategic weapon system on the SSBN platform, the attack weapon system on the SSGN platform, the Weapon Control System (WCS) and the Tactical Control System (TCS) on the SSN platform
  • Guidance and flight electronics design, integration and production for the Trident missile system
  • Lifecycle support through our Integrated Support Facility (ISF) and Shipboard Electronics Repair Facility (SERF)
  • Multi-Purpose Processor (MPP) development and production for the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI) program
  • Image processing and video exploitation for Virginia-class Photonics Mast Workstation (PMW)
  • Towed array/hull array signal processing and displays

Submarine Launch Platforms

The SSGN conversion program transformed four fleet ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) into unique and powerful platforms for combatant commanders to carry out a variety of missions. General Dynamics developed the launch control system for the SSGN large tubes and integrated the launch control system, the Tomahawk Weapon Control System, the Tomahawk Communications System and Mission Distribution System into the Attack Weapon Control System.

Submarine Launch Platforms

Tactical Control Systems

The AN/BYG-1 modernization program develops commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) based software and hardware upgrades to integrate improved tactical and weapons control capabilities for multiple submarine classes. The AN/ BYG-1 is installed on the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles, Seawolf, Virginia, and SSGN-class submarines, as well as on the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines.

Tactical Control Systems

Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Knifefish is a heavyweight class Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) that is designed for deployment off the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to detect, avoid and identify mine threats. It will reduce risk to personnel by operating in the minefield as an off-board sensor while the host ship stays outside the minefield boundaries.

Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle