General Dynamics to Build Navy Ship Gun Systems; Michael Bolon Comments

GDlogoGeneral Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) land systems business unit has won a $25.7 million contract to produce eight gun systems for the U.S. Navy to use on San Antonio-class and Littoral Combat Ships.

The MK46 30mm Naval Weapon Systems are intended to function as the San Antonio-class’ main deck gun and as the secondary gun battery on LCS ships, the company said Tuesday.

Since 2005, the company has delivered 30 systems to the Navy for anti-surface and anti-air defense missions.

Michael Bolon, senior vice president of the land systems unit’s Marine Corps and Navy business sector, said the gun systems use open architecture software.

Work will occur at the land systems unit’s facilities in Woodbridge, Va.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Lima, Ohio; Westminster, Md.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Scranton, Pa.

The company said it expects to start delivering the weapons to the Navy in September 2014.

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