General Dynamics Awarded $38 Million to Support U.S. Marine Corps Ground-Based Radar Systems
December 14, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded two task orders by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to provide program support to the Marine Corps’ Program Manager for Ground Based Air Defense - Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar and the Product Manager for Radar Systems. The total value of the orders is $37.6 million over 36 months.
General Dynamics will leverage its ground-based radar systems expertise to support program management, engineering, logistics and administrative functions for Marine Corps radar systems. The company will also assist the Marine Corps with its radar-systems acquisition process, including developing documentation and processes, equipment tracking and management, systems engineering and test and evaluation. Marine Corps radar systems help detect, identify and track low-level cruise missiles, manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles as well as rockets and mortar and artillery fire.
“General Dynamics has been supporting Marine Corps radar systems for more than 10 years,” said Ken Slaght, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Navy Marine Corps Services sector. “We have the expertise needed to support the Marine Corps as it produces new radar technologies with increased range, accuracy, tactical mobility and reliability.”
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