General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Williston, Vermont, is awarded a $58,590,570 firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-20-D-5109 to exercise Option Year One for the production and shipping of Mk 82 guided-missile directors and Mk 200 director control units. Work is expected to be complete by December 2025. Fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); and Foreign Military Sales funding in the amount of $58,590,570 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
The Mk 82 director serves to position the fire control system antenna to a commanded and stabilized position in space for the purpose of illuminating the target. The director has two axes of motion and has slip rings and a dual radio frequency rotary joint to allow unlimited rotation in train. The Mk 200 director control houses the elevation and train servo-amplifiers for its associated director. Within the director control, solid-state servo-amplifiers provide the servo drive signals that position the director to the desired target position. These components are part of the Mk 99 missile fire control system framework, which is a critical component of the Aegis Weapon System.
The Gun and Guided Missile Director MK82 and the Director Controller MK200 – components of the Group MK81 – are currently produced for the Aegis Weapon System MK7 by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. The Antenna Assembly AS-34444/SPG-62 (developed, designed and produced by Raytheon Equipment Division) is mounted on the MK82 by an elevation-over-train pedestal, providing space stabilization for the radar’s line of site. The assembly is capable of moving on two axes, train and elevation (parallel and normal to the base plane of the director), and is unmanned with START, STOP and RESET controls located apart from the device. Precision data assemblies in elevation and train provide plus or minus one-minute accuracy.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) provides the U.S. military and its allies around the world, an extensive range of weapons systems needed at all levels of strategic and tactical operations. For ground forces, we manufacture heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, crew-served weapons and munitions of all calibers. As well as family of lightweight vehicles for expeditionary and special forces. The company produce weapons systems and ammunition for U.S. Navy shipboard applications. For airborne platforms, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems produce weapons for fighter aircraft, including high-speed Gatling guns for all U.S. fixed-wing and rotary military aircraft. GD-OTS have 18 facilities spread across the United States and 4 facilities in Quebec, Canada.