Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) Media Kit
INTEGRATING THE EPF'S WHOLE SHIP ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
General Dynamics is a subcontractor on the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program, formerly named the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), which will be a joint-use platform operated by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. As the ship mission system integrator, General Dynamics designs, integrates and tests the ship’s electronic systems including an open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI), internal and external communication, electronic navigation, aviation and armament systems.
General Dynamics Team Successfully Completes Critical Test Phase for U.S. Navy Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle
The General Dynamics Mission Systems team successfully completed all stages of formal Sea Acceptance Testing (SAT) of Knifefish, the U.S. Navy's Surface Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system. The tests were conducted off the coast of Boston using Navy mine test targets and included a variety of undersea, MCM operational scenarios in multiple simulated mine fields.
Tulsa (LCS 16), the eighth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal, successfully completed acceptance trials March 08 in the Gulf of Mexico. General Dynamics Mission Systems is the Independence-variant LCS systems integrator, responsible for the design, integration and testing of the navigation, C4I, and aviation systems.
MOBILE, Ala. - Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) the future USNS Burlington (EPF 10) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility this morning. Burlington is the tenth of 12 EPFs that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy with a combined value of over $1.9 billion.