General Dynamics Mission Systems Continues Support for US Navy’s Independence-Class Combat System
General Dynamics Mission Systems Continues Support for US Navy’s Independence-Class Combat System

General Dynamics Mission Systems Continues Support for US Navy’s Independence-Class Combat System

General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded two contracts by the U.S. Navy worth $30.5 million in support of various maintenance and upgrade initiatives for the U.S. Navy’s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet. As part of a $17.4 million contract announced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on May 4, General Dynamics Mission Systems will develop and upgrade the Independence-variant LCS fleet’s hull mechanical & electrical system, which includes software upgrades and maintenance of the engineering control system. Work for this contract will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Mobile, Alabama, San Diego, Philadelphia and Singapore, and is expected to be completed by May 2026.

“General Dynamics Mission Systems is excited to continue this sustainment and modernization work for U.S. Navy,” said Stan Kordana, vice president of surface systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems. “Our engineers have a long history of collaborating with our industry and Navy partners to sustain the performance of LCS engineering control and core mission systems; ensuring they are ready and able to support the Navy’s mission requirements at home and abroad. Our sustainment team recognizes the critical role the Independence-variant Littoral Combatant Ship plays on the national stage, especially with three ships planned for deployment to the Western Pacific this year. Our ‘Any Program, Any Mission System on Any Platform’ approach ensures LCS will be able to successfully achieve their missions, today and in the future.”

Using the ship’s integrated combat system, the crew launched the powerful anti-ship cruise missile at a decommissioned ship during Exercise Pacific Griffin.

As part of a $13.1 million contract announced by DOD on May 24, General Dynamics Mission Systems will provide the Independence-variant LCS’ in-service engineering and life cycle support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence and training systems to include: critical engineering; design; integration; test and evaluation; software development and testing; logistics product development and distribution; and configuration management. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $79,222,498. Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Mobile, Alabama, San Diego and Singapore, and is expected to be completed by May 2026.

The core mission system of the U.S. Navy’s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is built on General Dynamics’ computing infrastructure. General Dynamics’s computing technology controls everything from driving the ship to firing its guns, and it is designed to maximize automation, enabling sailors to focus on their missions. General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, provides mission-critical solutions to defense, intelligence and cyber-security customers across all domains. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, General Dynamics Mission Systems employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.

Data and processed information are transmitted into a secure cloud environment for greater availability from the field or mission center where it can be duplicated, exploited and analyzed.