Navy Seeks Proposal From General Dynamics for Radio Production Follow on Contract

The U.S. Navy is soliciting a proposal from General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business for a five-year, follow on contract that covers hardware and engineering services for AN/USC-61(C) digital modular radio systems.

According to its notice, the service branch seeks to procure four-channel and two-channel DMRs as well as High Frequency Distribution Amplifier Group ancillary components from General Dynamics Mission Systems, the incumbent contractor.

The follow on contract will also provide for engineering services. In addition, it may be used to acquire DMR system-related amplifiers, combiners and couplers for satellite communications.

In December 2017, GDMS was awarded a $198 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to manufacture, test and deliver DMR systems to the Navy. The IDIQ, which is expected to be completed in 2022, also covers HFDAG components, spares and services.

The radio system is modular and software reprogrammable, and has embedded cryptography needed to enable conversion from radio frequency to baseband and vice versa.

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