Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
Integrating the EPF's Whole Ship Electronic Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems, as a subcontractor to Austal, provides computing infrastructure and mission systems integration for Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program, which supports U.S. soldiers and sailors in traditional logistics missions, humanitarian support projects, disaster response and maritime law enforcement activities.
Versatile, Fast and Maneuverable
The Expeditionary Fast Transports are catamarans designed to be fast, flexible and maneuverable even in shallow waters, making them ideal for transporting troops and equipment quickly within a theater of operations. The ships are also capable of supporting humanitarian relief efforts, operating in shallow waters and reaching speeds in excess of 35 knots fully loaded.
Built on General Dynamics Technology
General Dynamics Mission Systems designs, integrates and tests the Expeditionary Fast Transport's electronic mission systems, including the backbone computing infrastructure, internal and external communication, electronic navigation, aviation and armament systems. Our capabilities are enhanced by our integration experience and innovative computing infrastructure deployed on the Littoral Combat Ship program.
We talked with General Dynamics senior program manager Mike Enright about his experience with the Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure (SMCM) project and the future of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).
General Dynamics Mission Systems Delivers First Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle System
General Dynamics recently delivered the first Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) system under a contract awarded by the Navy on Aug. 26, 2019. The contract calls for the procurement of five Knifefish systems (10 total UUVs) and support equipment.
General Dynamics Mission Systems Receives $43.2M Contract Modification for Columbia/Dreadnought Class Ballistic-Missile Submarine Fire Control Systems
General Dynamics will deliver fire control systems for the U.S. Navy’s first Columbia class submarine (US01) and the first U.S. Columbia class training facility (Kings Bay Trident Training Facility) as well as installation support and pre-deployment planning for both U.S. and U.K. sites.