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March 2016 Issue

General Dynamics Contract for
US, UK Nuclear Subs

The U.S. Navy awarded a follow-on, omnibus contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that continues a broad scope of work for fire control systems and subsystems aboard U.S. Navy and United Kingdom’s Royal Navy nuclear ballistic-missile submarines (SSBN). The contract has a total potential value of $440 million over the next seven years.

General Dynamics will deliver support and modernization of the existing SSBN strategic weapon system including fire control subsystem installation, maintenance, sustainment, training and repairs to navigation and launch subsystems. The company will also develop the fire control system for the U.S Navy’s Ohio replacement submarine and the Royal Navy’s Successor-class ballistic-missile submarine, and produce new systems for the Royal Navy’s first-of-class SSBN 09 submarine and Trident Training Facility. Work on the development and sustainment of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class guided-missile submarine attack weapon control system is also part of the contract.

The omnibus contract is a follow-on to a contract awarded to General Dynamics in December 2014 for the development, production, installation and deployed-systems support of U.S. and U.K. Trident II submarine strategic weapons systems and subsystems. A majority of the work will take place at General Dynamics’ facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

CGI to Support

CGI has been awarded part of the U.S. Navy’s estimated $809.48 million multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to obtain process improvement, re-engineering, management and data support services, to include Navy Enterprise Resource Planning sustainment on behalf of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC).

CGI is one of eight awardees on this contract. Each contract includes a 12-month base period with four 12-month option periods. If all options are exercised, work will be completed by July 2020.

NAVSUP BSC provides worldwide mission support in process management and data services to support current and future Navy requirements. CGI will assist NAVSUP BSC with services including: data governance and analysis, business process re-engineering and management, and business system engineering and integration.

US Navy’s 11th LCS
Launches in Menominee River

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the U.S.’s 11th littoral combat ship (LCS), Sioux City, into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard.

The ship will continue to undergo outfitting and testing before delivery to the Navy in early 2017.

It will handle a variety of high-priority missions, from anti-surface warfare to anti-submarine warfare to mine countermeasures.

ONR 70th Anniversary
Celebration Throughout 2016

The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is kicking off a series of events throughout 2016 to celebrate 70 years of developing cutting-edge science and technology (S&T) for U.S. naval forces.

Some of the planned events and commemorations of the 70th anniversary include: the Distinguished Lecture Series—groundbreaking innovators who have made a major impact on past research or are working on discoveries for the future will speak at ONR in public lectures; Pentagon commemoration and tech display; and 70 Stories of Innovation—the ONR website, www.onr.navy.mil, will showcase some of the command’s breakthrough discoveries since 1946.

Long recognized as a leading sponsor of S&T advances through partnerships across government, industry and academia, ONR manages short-, mid- and long-term scientific research investments, serving as the venture capital for America’s technological superiority. Basic research seeds future discoveries, while quick-reaction S&T research programs help develop innovative concepts and accelerate mature technology deliveries to the fleet.

ONR’s establishment in 1946 marked the first time a peacetime organization would use government funds to support civilian science and technology research at universities, laboratories and businesses. ONR has since played a leading role in many of the most important discoveries and inventions, from the earliest computer systems and software, to the exploration of the ocean’s depths, to new materials and sensors that have been integrated into everything from household items to warships.

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