General Dynamics Mission Systems’ proven approach of combining open architecture with an open business model allows us to provide the Navy with the most capable, affordable and flexible surface system solutions. Our state-of-the-art Surface Systems serve as the technological backbone for the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF).
General Dynamics is the mission system integrator for the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship. Our open architecture design makes it possible for the U.S. Navy to take advantage of rapidly changing advancements in the marketplace, deploy technology upgrades, and adapt to new and more complex missions-faster and at lower costs.
General Dynamics is the ship mission system integrator for the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), formerly named the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). The Expeditionary Fast Transport is capable of transporting troops and their equipment, supporting humanitarian relief efforts, operating in shallow waters, and reaching speeds in excess of 35 knots fully loaded.
The Common Display System (CDS) product family consists of a series of information-display configurations based on standardized, interchangeable components that can be implemented across all classes of U.S. Navy ships.
Common Network Interface (CNI) provides ship commanders with all of the available tactical and situational awareness information by integrating the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information with local tactical pictures. CNI distributes tactical information that was previously held locally to Expeditionary Strike Group units.
The Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) provides an immediate improvement to the legacy surface ship Electronic Warfare (EW) detection and countermeasures system, the AN/SLQ-32. Through SEWIP, General Dynamics helps the Navy enhance its shipboard EW systems and capabilities, including the ability to detect and identify additional potential threats and provide early warning to combat-systems operators.