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.
The General Dynamics Mission Systems' Knifefish team successfully completed contractor trials for the U.S. Navy's Knifefish program, a mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle.
General Dynamics Demonstrates Advanced Mission Command and Control among Unmanned Underwater, Airborne and On-shore Assets at ANTX 2017
NEWPORT, R.I. - General Dynamics Mission Systems and General Dynamics Electric Boat demonstrated multiple mission command, control and communication capabilities connecting Bluefin Robotics’ unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and a third-party provided unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a simulated AN/BYG-1 submarine combat control center ashore.
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipyard on May 13. City of Bismarck is the ninth of 12 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF) that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of a contract worth over $1.9 billion.