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What Are the Top General Dynamics Government Contracts?

What Are the Top General Dynamics Government Contracts?

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense leader. The company helps the U.S. military and civilian customers conduct the most important national security missions by producing a diverse portfolio of products, including tanks, missiles, defense systems, and submarines. Know the top General Dynamics government contracts here!

1. U.S. Navy’s Nuclear-Powered Virginia-Class Submarines, $22.2 Billion

General Dynamincs received U.S. Navy's Nuclear-Powered Virginia-Class Submarines, $22.2 Billion; General Dynamics government contracts

  • Year: 2019
  • Federal agency: U.S. Navy
  • Contract type: Fixed-price-incentive
  • Contract duration: 4 years

In December 2019, the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat one of its largest contracts ever to develop the world’s most advanced submarines. The contract includes providing nine nuclear-powered Virginia class attack submarines with an option for a 10th unit, bringing a maximum potential value of $24 billion. The creation of these advanced submarines set out after receiving Russian threats and with the knowledge of China’s growing military power, naval buildup, and aggressive actions in the Western Pacific.

The Virginia-class submarines can fight other surface ships, submarines, and land targets. They can also conduct special operations such as reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. The new naval vessels were upgraded to larger and longer submarines, with more firepower and could stay submerged longer.

2. Department of Defense’s Commercial Cloud Services Contract, $8 Billion

General Dynamics received Department of Defense's Commercial Cloud Services Contract, $8 Billion

  • Year: 2019
  • Federal agency: Department of Defense, Pentagon
  • Contract type: Blank purchase agreement
  • Contract duration: Five years, with additional five-year options.

In August 2019, the Pentagon awarded one of its largest cloud contracts, Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS), to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). This is the second contract vehicle next to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract for commercial cloud services to the Defense Department. The contract is split between General Dynamics’ subsidiary, GDIT, Dell Marketing LP, and Minburn Technology Group LLC.

Both contain the two highest IT security levels for the federal government, called Impact Levels 5 and 6 security requirements. DEOS is focused on revolutionizing the Defense Department’s back-office functions, including:

  • Office productivity solutions
  • Messaging
  • Content management functions
  • Collaborative tools

CSRA Inc., on the other hand, will provide Microsoft 360 cloud-based office and productivity software, e.g., email and word processing.

3. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Cloud Infrastructure Modernization, $4.5 Billion

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Cloud Infrastructure Modernization, $4.5 Billion; General Dynamics contract award

  • Year: 2022
  • Federal agency: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Contract type: Indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ)
  • Contract duration: 10 years

In March 2022, General Dynamics won a 10-year contract with a maximum value of $4.5 billion from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Under the contract, GDIT will modernize the agency’s cloud platform and data centers. The work under the contract will improve the speed and quality of services to support geospatial intelligence users through the following:

  • Commercial cloud integration
  • Platform as a Service
  • Data design operations and design
  • DevOps
  • Innovative IT design
  • Secure mobile wireless across networks and agency locations globally

4. U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Program, $1.4 Billion

U.S. Navy's Shipbuilding Program, $1.4 Billion

  • Year: 2022
  • Federal agency: U.S. Navy
  • Contract duration: 4 years

In August 2022, General Dynamics’ subsidiary, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), received a $1.4 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy. Modifications under the contract include constructing two additional Lewis-class fleet oilers, T-AO 211 and 212, and a sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship (ESB 8).

This contract is an addition to the previously received $600 million contract modification that provides options for the Navy to order an additional oiler, T-AO 213, totaling up to $2.7 billion for the four ships. Construction of the four ships will commence in 2023 and end by 2027.

5. U.S. Army’s Stryker IM-SHORAD Vehicles, $1.2 Billion

U.S. Army's Stryker IM-SHORAD Vehicles, $1.2 Billion

  • Year: 2020
  • Federal agency: U.S. Army
  • Contract duration: 5 years

In October 2020, General Dynamics Land Systems won a contract award worth $1.2 billion from the U.S. Army. Under the contract, the business unit produces, tests, and delivers Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems. The initial order required 28 Stryker IM-SHORAD vehicles worth $230 million with the ordering of material and laying out of vehicles’ production. The expected completion date is by September 2025.

6. U.S. Army’s New Light Tank for Infantry Forces, $1.14 Billion

U.S. Army's New Light Tank for Infantry Forces, $1.14 Billion

  • Year: 2022
  • Federal agency: U.S. Army

In June 2022, General Dynamics’ Land Systems won a contract award worth $1.14 billion from the U.S. Army. Under the contract, the business unit will initially build 26 Griffin II light tanks with an option of 70 more, bringing a total of 96. These mobile protected firepower (MPF) systems are for the added protection, mobility, and firing capabilities of Infantry Brigade Combat Teams.

One of the Army’s top modernization priorities and the newest vehicle design in the past four decades, these mobile and direct-fire combat vehicles can counter ground threats. The vehicle can also carry four persons per unit with a large-caliber cannon, thermal viewer, a diesel engine, and suspension.

7. U.S. Air Force’s IT and Network Support in Europe, $908 Million

U.S. Air Force's IT and Network Support in Europe, $908 Million

  • Year: 2022
  • Federal agency: U.S. Air Force
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract duration: Five years base period with one three-year option

In July 2022, the Defense Department announced that General Dynamics Information Technology won a contract award worth $908 million. Under the contract, GDIT will provide information technology and network services to U.S. Air Force stations based in Europe, including UK, Italy, Turkey, and Germany facilities.

These include upgrading the current infrastructure and cyber systems and providing operational support and maintenance. Additionally, it will provide airmen across Europe with the information, data, and tools necessary to mobilize and operate regularly.

8. U.S. Army’s Stryker Vehicle Upgrade, $509 Million

U.S. Army's Stryker Vehicle Upgrade, $509 Million

  • Year: 2016
  • Federal agency: U.S. Army
  • Contract type: Firm-fixed-price contract
  • Contract duration: Ends in April 2019

In October 2016, Sterling Heights-based General Dynamics Business Unit (Land Systems) won a $508 million contract award from the U.S. Army. The contract requires re-engineering and upgrading of 215 of the U.S. Army‘s fleet of Stryker ground combat vehicles from a flat-bottom to a double-V underside hull that is more efficient in diverting explosions.

Also, the Stryker’s design is effective in terrain environments up to a speed of 97 kilometers per hour. The expected completion date is by April 2019.

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics has been in the business of building weapons and military equipment for over 70 years. The long years of experience and services to the government led to many contracts with the Department of Defense, making it one of the biggest aerospace and defense contractors globally. The company wouldn’t have easily attained this status without the General Dynamics leaders and executives.

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