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GDOTS Awarded US Navy Contract to Produce Mk 82 Guided-Missile Directors and Mk 200 Director Control

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GDOTS Awarded US Navy Contract to Produce Mk 82 Guided-Missile Directors and Mk 200 Director Control

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GDOTS Awarded US Navy Contract to Produce Mk 82 Guided-Missile Directors and Mk 200 Director Control
GDOTS Awarded US Navy Contract to Produce Mk 82 Guided-Missile Directors and Mk 200 Director Control

On March 29, 2024, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), Williston, Vermont, is awarded a $53,214,351 firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production and shipping of Guided Missile MK 82 Director and MK 200 Director Control. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (95%) and the government of Australia (5%) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,385,375.

Work will be performed in Williston, Vermont (50%); and Saco, Maine (50%), and is expected to be completed by January 2027. If all options are exercised, work will continue through January 2027. Fiscal 2023 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,324,379 (95%); and Foreign Military Sales (Australia) funds in the amount of $2,889,972, will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with one offer received. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

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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 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. The director, which is not limited in train or traverse positioning, supplies train and elevation position data and radar line of site rates in both traverse and elevation for use by the fire control system computer. The power drive includes a highspeed, direct-current permanent magnet motor driving through a gear train that is spring preloaded to minimize backlash.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems 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, we produce weapons for fighter aircraft, including high-speed Gatling guns for all U.S. fixed-wing and rotary military aircraft.

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